Definition of semibreve in English:

semibreve

noun

British
Music
  • A whole note.

    • ‘The cantus firmus is sounded in semibreves in the middle of the three voices.’
    • ‘The theme, an eight-bar structure of stentorian semibreve piano chords, receives six doggedly unvaried statements.’
    • ‘For the first time the minim is now fully accepted as a note-value in its own right rather than as a special kind of semibreve.’

Pronunciation

semibreve

/ˈsemēˌbrēv//ˈsɛmiˌbriv/