elevatio

noun
ele·​va·​tio | \ ˌā-lə-ˈvä-tē-ˌō How to pronounce elevatio (audio) , -tsē-ˌō \
plural elevationes\ ˌā-​lə-​ˌvä-​tē-​ˈō-​ˌnās How to pronounce elevationes (audio) , -​tsē-​ˈō-​ \

Definition of elevatio

: the rising of a melody beyond the ambitus (see ambitus sense 3) of its mode in medieval music

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History and Etymology for elevatio

Medieval Latin, from Latin, elevation

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“Elevatio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elevatio. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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