musica ficta

noun
musica fic·​ta | \ -ˈfiktə \

Definition of musica ficta

: contrapuntal music in which accidentals or notes foreign to the mode are introduced

called also false music

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History and Etymology for musica ficta

Medieval Latin, literally, feigned music

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“Musica ficta.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/musica%20ficta. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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