mensural notation

noun

Definition of mensural notation 

: a form of musical notation that consists of single notes (such as the long and breve) and ligatures each having a definite relative time value and that replaced the rhythmic modes in the 13th century and was used until about 1600

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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