fauxbourdon

noun
faux·bour·don | \ˈfōbə(r)ˌdän\
plural -s

Definition of fauxbourdon 

1 : harmonic progressions of the 15th century characterized by parallel fourths in the two upper voices and based chiefly on parallel sixth chords

2 : a sacred homophonic choral composition

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History and Etymology for fauxbourdon

French faux-bourdon, from Middle French, from faux false (from Latin falsus) + bourdon bass horn

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