neume


neume

noun \ˈnüm, ˈnyüm\

Definition of NEUME

:  any of various symbols used in the notation of Gregorian chant
neu·mat·ic \n-ˈma-tik, ny-\ adjective

Origin of NEUME

Middle English, from Medieval Latin pneuma, neuma, from Greek pneuma breath — more at pneumatic
First Known Use: 14th century

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