from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A whole note in music.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In music, a whole note, or the space of time measured by it. See note, 13.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mus.) A note of half the time or duration of the breve; -- now usually called a whole note. It is the longest note in general use.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun music A musical note four beats long in 4/4 time; a whole note (US)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a musical note having the longest time value (equal to four beats in common time)


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