mensuration canon


Definition of mensuration canon

: a musical canon (see canon entry 1 sense 6) in which the voices (see voice entry 1 sense 1b(4)) proceed simultaneously with the same subject (see subject entry 1 sense 3f) at different speeds

called also prolation canon

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Mensuration canon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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