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Ars Nova

[ahrz noh-vuh, ahrs]
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noun Music.
  1. the style of composition characteristic of the 14th century in France and Italy.
Compare Ars Antiqua.

Origin of Ars Nova

< Medieval Latin: new art
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British Dictionary definitions for ars nova

ars nova

  1. a style of music of the 14th century, characterized by great freedom and variety of rhythm and melody contrasted with the strictness of the music of the 13th century

Word Origin

Latin, literally: new art
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