from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A primitive form of harmony in which the parts proceeded by parallel motion in fourths, fifths, and octaves

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Inane. Greek music, a dissonance: distinguished from symphony.
  • n. In medieval music, tin; earliest and crudest form of polyphony, in which two, three, or four voices proceeded in strictly parallel motion, at such intervals with one another as the octave, the fifth, and the fourth. Also called organum.


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