hocket

noun hock·et
variants: or hoquet \ˈhäkə̇t\

Definition of hocket

plural -s
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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Origin and Etymology of hocket

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


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