- the employment of passing notes or other embellishments.
- the figuring of a bass part.
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Words nearby figuration
Example sentences from the Web for figuration
The Daily Pic: After years of figuration, the artist goes fearlessly abstract.
About this central figuration extends infinitely a supporting background in a vague whole, undefined and undiscriminated.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
The process which we have just described is the dominant process in Egyptian figuration.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2)|Georges Perrot
Over a rolling figuration is a melody first for horn, then oboe, the Meditation motive.Franz Liszt|James Huneker
The figuration of the main hatch showed a small square, and there was a companion or hatch-cover abaft the mainmast.
I stared earnestly at the rocky slopes on either hand, but could not have sworn their figuration was changed.
British Dictionary definitions for figuration
- the employment of characteristic patterns of notes, esp in variations on a theme
- decoration or florid ornamentation in general