Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music:
- n. An interval having the ratio 1:1½ or 2:3—that is, a perfect fifth.
- n. A rhythm in which three minims are made equal to a preceding two. Compare hemiolia.
- n. In organ-building, a variety of mixture.
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“* Nam quum sesquialtera parte superior esset, praedicat se habere in magna copia liberos:  1”
“-- Ed.  Nam quum sesquialtera parte superior esset, praedicat se habere in magna copia liberos.”
“An interesting point about this shanty is that, whether by accident or design, it exhibits a rhythmic device commonly practised by mediæval composers, known as _proportio sesquialtera_.”
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Organ stops, that is.
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