eighth notenoun [ C ]uk /ˈeɪtθ ˌnəʊt/ us /ˈeɪtθ ˌnoʊt/ US specialized UK quaver
Examples from literature
- Every musician understands this principle: it requires longer to sing a half note than it does an eighth note.
- In the transcription they are indicated by the usual musical symbol,—a small eighth note with a slanting stroke through the hook.
- Notice how much difficulty this equal playing of the triplets occasions to the right hand, which moves in even eighth notes.
- We have eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, etc. Moreover, the signature of the music as indicated by the sharps or flats changes the whole situation.
- You observe that often there are even eighth notes in the treble, while in the bass there are even triplet eighth notes.