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 elevatio (audio)
-tsē-ˈō-
: the rising of a melody beyond the ambitus (see ambitus sense 3) of its mode in medieval music

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, from Latin, elevation

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“Elevatio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elevatio. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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