ars antiqua

noun ars an·ti·qua \¦ärˌsan‧ˈtēkwə, -rˌza-\

Definition of ars antiqua

  1. :  the style of musical composition before about 1300 and especially of the 13th century —contrasted with ars nova

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Origin and Etymology of ars antiqua

Medieval Latin, old art

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to criticize severely

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