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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A sixty-fourth note.
It’s a long word about the shortest note in music. For another example of prefixes gone wild, see preantepenultimate (fourth from the last).
From Greek hemi- (half) + French demi- (half) + Latin semi- (half) + quaver (an eighth note), from Middle English quaveren (to shake or tremble). Earliest documented use: 1853.
“‘Commissaire, you have a foreigner’s ear for our glorious language. Their names are completely different, CAYO and CAYOo,’ Martiniere said, lingering the merest hemidemisemiquaver on the final imagined phoneme of the second ‘YO’.”
Alexander Campion; Killer Critique; Kensington; 2012.
See more usage examples of hemidemisemiquaver in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border. -Pablo Casals, cellist, conductor, and composer (29 Dec 1876-1973)