mensural notation

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mensural notation was in 1929

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“Mensural notation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mensural%20notation. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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