musica ficta

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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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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