fauxbourdon

noun faux·bour·don

Definition of fauxbourdon

plural

-s

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

  2. 2 :  a sacred homophonic choral composition

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Origin and Etymology of fauxbourdon

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


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