Ars Nova

[ ahrz -noh-vuh, ahrs ]
/ ˈɑrz ˈnoʊ və, ˈɑrs /

noun Music.

the style of composition characteristic of the 14th century in France and Italy.
Compare Ars Antiqua.

Origin of Ars Nova

<Medieval Latin: new art Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for Ars Nova

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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