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The British and Italian terms for whole note. See also [Am.] Whole note; [Fr.] Ronde; [Ger.] Ganze; [Ger.] Ganzenote; [Sp.] Redonda. a whole note with the time value of two half notes or four quarter notes. The British equivalent is a half a breve
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