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musica ficta

[ myoo-zi-kuh fik-tuh; Latin moo-si-kah fik-tah ]
/ ˈmyu zɪ kə ˈfɪk tə; Latin ˈmu sɪˌkɑ ˈfɪk tɑ /

noun

the use of chromatically altered tones in the contrapuntal music of the 10th to the 16th centuries.

Nearby words

music roll, music stand, music theatre, music to one's ears, music video, musica ficta, musical, musical box, musical chairs, musical chairs, play, musical comedy
Also mu·si·ca fal·sa [myoo-zi-kuh fawl-suh; Latin moo-si-kah fahl-sah] /ˈmyu zɪ kə ˈfɔl sə; Latin ˈmu sɪˌkɑ ˈfɑl sɑ/.

Origin of musica ficta

First recorded in 1795–1805, musica ficta is from the Medieval Latin word mūsica ficta, literally, fashioned music
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