hocket

noun
hock·​et
variants: or hoquet \ ˈhäkə̇t \
plural -s

Definition of hocket

1 : hiccup
2 in medieval music : an interruption of a voice part by interjected rests resulting in a broken musical line also : a composition using such an interruption as a contrapuntal device

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History and Etymology for hocket

Middle English hocket obstacle, from Middle French hoquet, of imitative origin

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“Hocket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hocket. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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