Definition of prolation
1 obsolete : utterance the prolation of the words of benediction — John Lloyd
2 or prolatio music : the relationship between the semibreve and the minim in mensural notation ◆In major prolation the semibreve is divided into three minims, whereas in minor prolation it is divided into two. — compare modus tempus
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Origin and Etymology of prolation
Latin prolation-, prolatio, from prolatus + -ion-, -io -ion
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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