retrograde inversion

noun

: the retrograde of the inversion of especially a tone row
also : the inversion of the retrograde
The second violin follows the basic version, first at the major second below and then in unison, and the retrograde inversion, first at the major second above and then in unison. Eric Walter White, Stravinsky, 1979

Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of retrograde inversion was in 1855

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“Retrograde inversion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retrograde%20inversion. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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