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Wednesday Winner: Hemidemisemiquaver

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Today’s word was selected by Martin Q. from Newark, England. Martin said he chose hemidemisemiquaver because “I like the sound of the word when spoken, and I think it shows how clever language is when a word is built up to explain its meaning.”

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3 Comments

  1. Robert -  July 27, 2014 - 7:39 am

    But wouldn’t the half of the half of the half of a quarter be a 32nd note…?

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    • Will -  August 4, 2014 - 11:53 am

      Robert: half of the half of the half of a quarter note would be 32nd note; however, quaver is an 8th of a note NOT a quarter.

      semi – quaver = 1/16
      demi – semi – quaver = 1/32
      hemi – demi – semi – quaver =1/64

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  2. joy -  July 25, 2014 - 10:24 am

    flexible

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