mensural music

noun

variants or less commonly mensurable music
: polyphonic music principally of the 13th to 16th century written in mensural notation compare plainsong

Word History

Etymology

translation of Medieval Latin musica mensurabilis

First Known Use

1609, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mensural music was in 1609

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“Mensural music.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mensural%20music. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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