crab canon

noun

: a musical canon (see canon entry 1 sense 6) in which the comes (see comes entry 2 sense 4) is a retrograde version of the dux

called also canon cancrizans, retrograde canon

Word History

Etymology

crab entry 3

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crab canon was in 1896

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“Crab canon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crab%20canon. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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