Definition of notate
: to put into notation
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Borodin himself never actually notated this overture.
The story is that the overture was notated from memory by Alexander Glazunov after hearing Borodin play the work on a piano at a gathering not long before Borodin, the great composer/chemist, died.
Sound recording transformed the evanescent into the permanent, capturing fleeting improvisations and aural qualities of jazz that cannot be notated.
The performance artist Glenda Léon notates music and dance scores with images of raindrops.
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Origin and Etymology of notate
back-formation from notation
First Known Use: 1871See Words from the same year
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