from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of three semeia; trisemic.
  • noun A trisemic time or syllable.


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  • Most obviously, the four lines of poetry are set to four distinct musical phrases, each the same length twelve units of time and each closing with a "triseme" preceded by another long duration.

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  • Note that the duration indicated is that of the syllable, not of the pitch, so that a "diseme" may include two pitches (as in the second line) and the "triseme" one, two, or three (as at the end of each line).

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  • The horizontal dash - indicates a "dissme", worth two units, and the horizontal dash with an upward stroke to the right is a "triseme", worth three.

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