- (music) A musical note written in smaller print, with or without a slash through it, to indicate that its note value does not count as part of the total time value of the measure.
- (figuratively) A concern of secondary importance.
- In planning a banquet, one might consider the decision of the color of napkins to be a grace note in relation to deciding the courses to be offered on the menu.
type of musical note
concern of secondary importance