mirror canon

noun

Definition of mirror canon

1 : a musical canon (see canon entry 1 sense 6) that can be performed in retrograde (see retrograde entry 2 sense 2) as if read from a mirror placed at the end of the staff
2 : a musical canon (see canon entry 1 sense 6) that can be performed in inversion (see inversion sense 2d(3)) as if read from a mirror placed below the staff

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First Known Use of mirror canon

1952, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Mirror canon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mirror%20canon. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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