shape note

noun

Definition of shape note 

: one of a system of seven notes showing the musical scale degree by the shape of the note head

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Tradition of sacred choral music using shape note music. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Fun and free events this weekend in Cincinnati," 4 Apr. 2018 Tradition of sacred choral music using shape note music. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Fun and free events this weekend in Cincinnati," 4 Apr. 2018 Tradition of sacred choral music using shape note music. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Fun and free events this weekend in Cincinnati," 4 Apr. 2018 Tradition of sacred choral music using shape note music. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Fun and free events this weekend in Cincinnati," 4 Apr. 2018 Tradition of sacred choral music using shape note music. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Fun and free events this weekend in Cincinnati," 4 Apr. 2018 Tradition of sacred choral music using shape note music. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Fun and free events this weekend in Cincinnati," 4 Apr. 2018 Tradition of sacred choral music using shape note music. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Fun and free events this weekend in Cincinnati," 4 Apr. 2018 Tradition of sacred choral music using shape note music. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Fun and free events this weekend in Cincinnati," 4 Apr. 2018

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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