[Latin, short]1. The modern term for brevis. From 13th century mensural notation, the breve indicates a note of the shortest duration.
2. In modern notation, the breve is the British and Italian terms for double whole note.
See Also[English] double whole note
[French] double-ronde (f)
[German] Doppelganze (f)
[German] Doppelganzenote (f)
[Spanish] cuadrada (f)
[Spanish] doble redonda (f)
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