[ ahy-suh-rith-uhm ]

  1. a structural feature characteristic of the Ars Nova motet, consisting of a single rhythmic phrase pattern repeated, usually in the tenor, throughout the composition.

Origin of isorhythm

First recorded in 1950–55; iso- + rhythm

Other words from isorhythm

  • i·so·rhyth·mic, adjective
  • i·so·rhyth·mi·cal·ly, adverb

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