# Not a music rebus

What is the 6-letter word that associates with this rebus?

Helpness Meter 1:

Figure out what the number means first.

Helpness Meter 2:

• Usually, hints are posted after some time when no one could solve the puzzle. – trolley813 Mar 23 at 10:05

The 6-letter word is

Second

because

The number (see hint #1) is 1/60, and the 1/2 note is alternatively called minim. A minim is also a fluid unit (about 59 mm³, i.e. essentially a drop - see hint #2), and it's usually abbreviated as min. 1/60 of a minute (which is also abbreviated min) is called "second".

As for the title,

not only the word "minim" is used here in its non-musical meaning, but also "second" can be a music term too (an interval between e.g. C and D). But in the answer, it only means "a time unit".

• You were so close... – IsaacRoan Sison Mar 23 at 10:25
• It's very possible the intended answer is just rot13(zvahgr); this potentially fits better with the title, as it is not as commonly used as a musical term as your answer – samm82 Mar 23 at 18:32