from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A thirty-second note.
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- n. a thirty-second note, drawn as a crotchet with three tails.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A short note, equal in time to the half of a semiquaver, or the thirty-second part of a whole note.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In musical notation, a note relatively equivalent in time-value to half of a semiquaver; a thirty-second note. Its form is either a or b when alone, or c or d when in groups.
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- n. a musical note having the time value of a thirty-second of a whole note
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Thus they call a double whole note a breve, a whole note a semibreve, a half note a minim, a quarter note a crotchet, an eighth note a quaver, a sixteenth note a semi-quaver, a thirty-second note a demisemiquaver, and a sixty-fourth note a hemidemisemiquaver, or semidemisemiquaver.
Remember, you've got to begin on the demisemiquaver at the end of the bar -- only not too staccato, remember -- and allow for the pause.
But you must not vigorously move immediately from semiquavers to demisemiquavers, as in this example, or from these to the next in degree -- that would be doubling the velocity of the shake all at once, which would be a skip, not a graduation; but you can imagine between a semiquaver and a demisemiquaver intermediate degrees of rapidity, quicker than the one, and slower than the other of these characters; you are therefore to increase in velocity by the same degrees in practising the shake, as in loudness when you make a swell.