gymel

[ jim-uh l ]
/ ˈdʒɪm əl /

noun Music.

the technique, found in some medieval English music, of singing voice parts in parallel thirds.

Nearby words

  1. gyges,
  2. gym,
  3. gym bunny,
  4. gym shoe,
  5. gym suit,
  6. gymkhana,
  7. gymn-,
  8. gymnanthous,
  9. gymnasia,
  10. gymnasiarch

Also gimel.

Origin of gymel

1350–1400; Middle English gimeles, gemeles twins < Middle French gemel, gimel twin; see gimmal, geminate

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