Definition of sixteenth note in US English:

sixteenth note


North American
  • A note having the time value of a sixteenth of a whole note or half an eighth note, represented by a large dot with a two-hooked stem.

    Also called semiquaver
    • ‘The page was a series of entirely sixteenth notes, with incredible articulation changes in the strangest spots and about five key changes.’
    • ‘Some passages do incorporate sixteenth notes and eighth notes with dotted quarters following.’
    • ‘In addition to quarters, eighths and sixteenth notes, triplets and dotted rhythms are used tastefully and add variety.’


sixteenth note

/ˌsikˈstēnTH nōt/