mensural

adjective
men·​su·​ral | \ ˈmen(t)s-rəl How to pronounce mensural (audio) , ˈmen(t)sh-; ˈmen(t)-sə-rəl, -shə- \

Definition of mensural

1 : of, relating to, or being polyphonic music originating in the 13th century with each note having a definite and exact time value
2 : of or relating to measure

First Known Use of mensural

circa 1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mensural

Late Latin mensuralis measurable, from Latin mensura

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“Mensural.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mensural. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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