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<b>This week's theme</b><br>
Words related to 16
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<b>This week's words</b><br>
<a href="http://wordsmith.org/words/semiquaver.html">semiquaver</a><br>

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with Anu Garg<br><br>

Next week marks the sexdecennial of <a href="http://Wordsmith.org">Wordsmith.org</a>. Sixteen years ago,
on March 14, 1994, I shared the first word, zephyr (a gentle breeze)
with a handful of friends.<p>

Our circle has grown to 900,000 readers in 200 countries, but we still
have the same love for words. And we're still eager to share them with
you every day.</p><p>

This reader community is what makes <a href="http://Wordsmith.org">Wordsmith.org</a>. Thank you for being
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To celebrate those 16 years, all five words featured this week will
have some connection with the number 16.

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semiquaver
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(SEM-ee-kway-vuhr)
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<br class="webkit-block-placeholder"></div><div style="font-family:Verdana; color:#AAAAAA; font-weight:bold; font-size:13px;">MEANING:</div>
<i>noun:</i>

   In music, a note having the time value of one-sixteenth of a whole note.

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<div style="font-family:Verdana; color:#AAAAAA; font-weight:bold; font-size:13px;">ETYMOLOGY:</div>
 From Latin semi- (half) + quaver (an eighth note).
Also called demiquaver. Also see <a href="http://wordsmith.org/words/hemidemisemiquaver.html">hemidemisemiquaver</a>.

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<div style="font-family:Verdana; color:#AAAAAA; font-weight:bold; font-size:13px;">USAGE:</div>
 "Synchronising film and music is tough enough in a modern movie, but spare
   a semiquaver of sympathy for Dmitri Shostakovich."<br>
   Conrad Walters; Film and Music Marry as Composer Settles Old Score;
   The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia); Nov 5, 2008.

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