hocket

[ hok-it ]

noun
  1. a technique in medieval musical composition in which two or three voice parts are given notes or short phrases in rapid alternation, producing an erratic, hiccuping effect.

Origin of hocket

1
1250–1300; Middle English hoket hitch <Middle French hocquet hiccup, sudden interruption, equivalent to hoc- (imitative) + -et diminutive suffix; see hiccup

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