distinctio

noun
dis·​tinc·​tio | \ də̇ˈstiŋ(k)t(s)ēˌō, -)shēˌō \
variants: or less commonly distinction \ -​)shən How to pronounce distinctio (audio) \
plural distinctiones\ ⸗ˌ⸗tsēˈōˌnās , -​shēˈōˌnēz \ also distinctions\ -​shənz \

Definition of distinctio

: a phrase in a Gregorian melody indicated by markings in the text

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History and Etymology for distinctio

Medieval Latin distinction-, distinctio section, division, from Latin

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“Distinctio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distinctio. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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