Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to measure.
  • adj. Music Having notes of fixed rhythmic value.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to measure or measurement.
  • adj. Having a fixed rhythm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to measure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to measure.
  • Same as mensurable, , in musical notation, a note whose form indicates its time-value relative to other notes in the same piece, as in the ordinary modern notation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to measure
  • adj. having notes of fixed rhythmic value

Etymologies

Late Latin mēnsūrālis, from Latin mēnsūra, measure; see measure.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • In these and other works Ockeghem's compositional choices seem game-like, especially to singers reading from the original mensural notation.

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  • This peculiarity and the fact that these mixed forms employ both mensural and modal notation in alternation pose problems for the performer which can only be solved, as Higinio Anglès pointed out, by subjective musical sensibility.

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  • At the same time new techniques of composition evolved and were refined: the various sections of Mass settings were unified by means of a constantly recurring cantus firmus and by identical biginnings to the movements, while increasingly complex canonic techniques were developed, and the number of voices and sections, the mensural succession and even compositional techniques were established for certain types of motets.

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  • Two types of notation are employed: Franconian or modal notation, characteristic of the Ars Antiqua, used in the Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus Dei, and a mensural notation, showing the clerk’s mastery of the innovations brought in with the Ars Nova in the Gloria, Credo and Ite missa est.

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