[ ahrz -noh-vuh, ahrs ]
/ ˈɑrz ˈnoʊ və, ˈɑrs /
the style of composition characteristic of the 14th century in France and Italy.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of Ars Nova
<Medieval Latin: new art
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British Dictionary definitions for Ars Nova
/ (ˈɑːz ˈnəʊvə) /
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 for ars nova
Latin, literally: new art
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