rhythmic mode

noun

Definition of rhythmic mode

: any of six basic rhythmic patterns as notated in the 13th and 14th centuries using ligatures and note symbols that had previously lacked rhythmic significance

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First Known Use of rhythmic mode

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rhythmic mode was in 1901

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“Rhythmic mode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhythmic%20mode. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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