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isorhythm

[ahy-suh-rith-uh m] /ˈaɪ səˌrɪð əm/
noun, Music.
1.
a structural feature characteristic of the Ars Nova motet, consisting of a single rhythmic phrase pattern repeated, usually in the tenor, throughout the composition.
Origin of isorhythm
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55; iso- + rhythm
Related forms
isorhythmic, adjective
isorhythmically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for isorhythmic

isorhythmic

/ˌaɪsəˈrɪðmɪk/
adjective
1.
(music) (of medieval motets) having a cantus firmus that is repeated according to a strict system of internal reiterated note values
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