prolation

[ proh-ley-shuh n ]
/ proʊˈleɪ ʃən /
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noun Medieval Music.

the time relationship between a semibreve and a minim in mensural notation.

Nearby words

  1. prolapse of umbilical cord,
  2. prolapse of uterus,
  3. prolapsus,
  4. prolate,
  5. prolately,
  6. prole,
  7. proleg,
  8. prolegomenon,
  9. prolegomenous,
  10. prolepsis

Origin of prolation

1325–75; Middle English prolacion < Latin prōlātiōn- (stem of prōlātiō) a bringing forward. See prolate, -ion

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