men·​su·​ral·​ist | \ -ə̇st \
plural mensuralists

Definition of mensuralist

1 archaic : a composer of mensural music
2 : a person who believes that medieval plainsong notation indicates a variety of different note values often used before another noun mensuralist notation

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First Known Use of mensuralist

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mensuralist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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