half note

half note
a note equivalent in time value to one half of a whole note; minim. See illus. under note.

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  • Half note — Half Half (h[aum]f), a. [AS. healf, half, half; as a noun, half, side, part; akin to OS., OFries., & D. half, G. halb, Sw. half, Dan. halv, Icel. h[=a]lfr, Goth. halbs. Cf. {Halve}, {Behalf}.] 1. Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • half note — n. Music a note having one half the duration of a whole note: see NOTE …   English World dictionary

  • half note — n AmE a musical note which continues for half the length of a ↑whole note British Equivalent: minim …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • half note — half′ note n. mad a musical note equivalent in time value to half a whole note • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • half note — half notes N COUNT A half note is a musical note that has a time value equal to two quarter notes. [AM] (in BRIT, use minim) …   English dictionary

  • half note — half ,note noun count AMERICAN TECHNICAL a musical note that is equal to two QUARTER NOTES. British minim …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • half-note — halfˈ note noun (music; N American) A minim • • • Main Entry: ↑half …   Useful english dictionary

  • Half note — This article is about the musical note. For the jazz club, see Half Note Club. In music, a half note (American) or minim (European) is a note played for half the duration of a whole note (or semibreve) and twice the duration of a quarter note (or …   Wikipedia

  • half note — noun a musical note having the time value of half a whole note • Syn: ↑minim • Hypernyms: ↑note, ↑musical note, ↑tone * * * noun : a musical note of half the value of a whole note called also minim * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • half note — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms half note : singular half note plural half notes music American a minim …   English dictionary

  • Half Note Records — is a jazz record label founded by the Blue Note Jazz Club in 1998. Although initially it only released live recordings from the club, the label has since expanded its scope to release studio albums as well.[1] The label has garnered critical… …   Wikipedia

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