conductus

noun

con·​duc·​tus
kənˈdəktəs
plural conductus
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: a medieval vocal composition consisting of one to four voice parts the lowest of which is composed of a Latin text set to an invented melody and accompanied homophonically by the other voices

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, from Latin conductus, past participle of conducere to bring together

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“Conductus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conductus. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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