plural -s
: the embellishment of the solo part of plain song by the insertion of ornaments between the authentic tones

Word History


French, from machicoter to embellish plain song (from machicot, a former choir official in the chapter of Notre Dame in Paris, France) + French -age

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“Machicotage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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