Breve

Pronunciation of Breve  

English Meaning

A note or character of time, equivalent to two semibreves or four minims. When dotted, it is equal to three semibreves. It was formerly of a square figure (as thus: &?; ), but is now made oval, with a line perpendicular to the staff on each of its sides; -- formerly much used for choir service.

  1. A symbol ( ˘ ) placed over a vowel to show that it has a short sound, as the a in bat.
  2. A curved mark used to indicate a short or unstressed syllable of verse.
  3. Music A note equivalent to two whole notes.

   

The Usage is actually taken from the Verse(s) of English+Malayalam Holy Bible.

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