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Ars Nova

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

Origin of Ars Nova

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

ars nova

noun
  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
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Word Origin for ars nova

Latin, literally: new art
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