[ men-sher-uhl, -ser- ]
/ ˈmɛn ʃər əl, -sər- /
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pertaining to measure.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Words nearby mensural
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Example sentences from the Web for mensural
The signs of time were placed over the stave, and were not repeated unless the mensural values changed.
British Dictionary definitions for mensural
/ (ˈmɛnʃərəl) /
of or involving measure
music of or relating to music in which notes have fixed values in relation to each other
Word Origin for mensural
C17: from Late Latin mēnsūrālis, from mēnsūra measure
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