Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Speaking, utterance, the producing of words or speech.
  • n. The relative time value of a minim to a semibreve in mediaeval music.
  • n. Production, bringing forth.
  • n. The production or emission of the logos or divine word.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of prolating or pronouncing; utterance; pronunciation.
  • n. The act of deferring; delay.
  • n. A mediæval method of determining of the proportionate duration of semibreves and minims.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Bringing forth; utterance; pronunciation.
  • n. Delivery; measure; tune.
  • n. The act of deferring; delay.
  • n. In medieval music, a method of subdividing the semibreve into minims — that is, rhythmical subdivision.

Etymologies

From Latin prolationem, from the past participle stem of proferre ‘bring forward, produce’. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They had the eternity from one word, and the prolation, the emanation from another word.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The like also would he doe in words of different Languages, and of hard and difficult prolation, to any number whatsoever: but that which was most strange, and very rare in him, was his way of writing, which something like the _Chineses_, was from the top of the page to the bottom: the manner thus.

    Characters from 17th Century Histories and Chronicles

  • But at least Novatian has the merit of not identifying the Word with the Father, nor Sonship with the prolation of the Word for the purpose of Creation, for He plainly teaches the eternal generation.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Secondly, because at the prolation and repetition of this canticle, that tribulation ceased.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • In treating on the letters, I shall not, like some other grammarians, inquire into the original of their form, as an antiquarian; nor into their formation and prolation by the organs of speech, as a mechanick, anatomist, or physiologist; nor into the properties and gradation of sounds, or the elegance or harshness of particular combinations, as a writer of universal and transcendental grammar.

    A Grammar of the English Tongue

  • A] prolation of m "" Hezekiah Vshe '' m '"Thomas Lake &. m'"

    Suffolk deeds

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