Guidonian hand

noun

: a medieval figure representing a left hand labeled on the joints and tips of the fingers with the names of the notes of the gamut (see gamut sense 1a) and used in teaching solfège

Word History

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Guidonian hand was in 1786

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“Guidonian hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Guidonian%20hand. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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