Definition of innomine
: an English polyphonic composition of the 16th and 17th centuries written for an instrumental ensemble (as for viols and keyboard) and using as a cantus firmus a fragment of plainsong from the antiphon for Trinity Sunday
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Origin and Etymology of innomine
Latin in nomine (in in nomine Jesu in the name of Jesus, the opening words of an introit for which such compositions were originally written)
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