A note with half the value of a semiquaver. One thirty-second of a semibreve. That is, a demisemiquaver is a thirty-second note.
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      |\            |#####|               |#####|
      | \           |\###/                |\###/
      |\ )          |                     |
      | \           |                     |
      |\ )          |                     |
      | \           |                     |
      |  )          |                     |
  ___ |             |                     |
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|#####|             |_____________________|
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That's three tails.

Also known as a semidemiquaver.

Dem`i*sem"i*qua`ver (?), . n. Mus.

A short note, equal in time to the half of a semiquaver, or the thirty-second part of a whole note.

 

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