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- n. hiccup
- n. In medieval music, hocket is the rhythmic linear technique using the alternation of notes, pitches, or chords. A single melody is shared between two (or occasionally more) voices such that alternately one voice sounds while the other rests.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music: An arbitrary interruption of a voice-part by rests, so as to produce a broken, spasmodic effect, frequently in two voices or groups of voices alternately. A composition in which this effect is frequently employed.
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