from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In medieval music: The interval or relation of the perfect fifth: so called because produced on the monochord by shortening the string to two thirds of its full length, A group of three notes introduced in the midst of a piece in place of two; a triplet.


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  • Hence find bireme, hemiolia, merchantman, myoparo, quinquereme, sixteener and trireme in the glossary of Fortune's Favorites.

    Fortune's Favorites McCullough, Colleen, 1937- 1993

  • And out from behind the mountain flank to the east it came, a hemiolia capable of keeping up with any craft that sailed.

    Fortune's Favorites McCullough, Colleen, 1937- 1993


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