A note with half the value of a quaver. One sixteenth of a semibreve. That is, a semiquaver is a sixteenth note.

                  ___                 ___
      |          /###\               /###\
      |\        |#####|             |#####|
      | \       |\###/              |\###/
      |\ )      |                   | 
      | \       |                   |
      |  )      |                   |
      |         |                   |
      |         |                   |
  ___ |         |                   |
 /###\|         |___________________|
|#####|         |                   |
 \###/          |___________________|

That's two tails.

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

A note of half the duration of the quaver; -- now usually called a sixsteenth note.

 

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