tactus

[ tahk-too s ]
/ ˈtɑk tʊs /

noun

the basic metrical unit in medieval music.

Origin of tactus

< Latin tāctus touch; see tact
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Examples from the Web for tactus

  • The tactus eruditus extends to the mind as well as to the finger-ends.

    Medical Essays|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • One need have well-educated fingers—what surgeons call the tactus eruditus—to work like this in the dark.

    Sail Ho!|George Manville Fenn
  • Tactus, Touching is propper to a crooked line, compared either with a right line or crooked, as is manifest out of the 2.

  • Abbot Michael, he says, tactus est communi incommodo inter primos de suis monachis qui illo letali morbo percussi sunt.