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In music notation, a thirty-second note represents one-eighth of a beat and is represented by a filled circle with a stem and three flags or beams. It is so named because it lasts for the duration of one thirty-second of a whole note. Also called a demisemiquaver.

A series of thirty-second notes on the staff looks something like this:


    /\                                                     
---| /-----------------------------------------------------
   |/                              |\                      
---/-----------------|\-------*----|\|\--------------------
  /|            *    |\     *|     |\|\|\                  
-/-|/\--------/|-----|\----|-|-----|-|\|\|-----------------
|  |  |       \|     |/    |/|    *  | |\|                 
|--|--|-------\|----*------|/|------*--|-|-----------------
 \ |  |       \|           |/         *  |                 
--\|_/----------------------------------*------------------
   |                                                       
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