hocket

noun hock·et \ˈhäkə̇t\
variants: or

hoquet

\ˈhäkə̇t\

Definition of hocket

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  hiccup

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of hocket

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


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