Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Scarlet fever.
  • noun In music, a form of melody in which a phrase or figure is repeated two or three times, each time being transposed a step or half-step upward.
  • noun A kind of marmoset, the marikina.
  • noun [capitalized] [NL.] In entomology, a genus of cerambycid beetles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mus.) A form of melody in which a phrase or passage is successively repeated, each time a step or half step higher; a melodic sequence.

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  • noun music A form of melody in which a phrase or passage is successively repeated, each time a step or half-step higher; a melodic sequence.

Etymologies

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Compare French rosalie.

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