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shape note

shape note
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sheyp noht]
    • /ʃeɪp noʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sheyp noht]
    • /ʃeɪp noʊt/

Definition of shape note words

  • noun shape note a musical note in which the degree of the scale is indicated by the shape of the note's head. 1

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Origin of shape note

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1930-35

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Shape note

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

shape note popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

shape note usage trend in Literature

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