gymel

noun
gym·​el
variants: or gimel \ ˈjiməl How to pronounce gymel (audio) \
plural -s

Definition of gymel

1 : vocal part writing in medieval music in which the voices usually progress in parallel thirds
2 : a direction for divisi singing used in 16th century choral music

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History and Etymology for gymel

modification of Middle French gemel twin

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“Gymel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gymel. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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