mensural music

noun
variants: less commonly

mensurable music

Definition of mensural music

  1. :  polyphonic music principally of the 13th to 16th century written in mensural notation — compare plainsong

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Origin and Etymology of mensural music

translation of Medieval Latin musica mensurabilis


First Known Use: 1609


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