prolation

noun pro·la·tion \ prōˈlāshən \

Definition of prolation

plural prolations
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
Note: 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


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