Latin, meaning: instrument, musical instrument.
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(Latin) a musical instrument.
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a polyphonic composition based on plainchant. In organum, a new line (the vox organalis) is added to the original plainchant line (the vox principalis) and uses the same text as the original. In settings of organum, sections of a chant that were originally sung by the choir remain as plainchant, so an alternation of polyphony and monophony results.
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A water-powered organ.
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Synonym: organ, organ. ... Origin: L. Tool, instrument ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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(or´gә-nәm) Latin word meaning organ; a term used in anatomy.
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• (n.) An organ or instrument; hence, a method by which philosophical or scientific investigation may be conducted; -- a term adopted from the Aristotelian writers by Lord Bacon, as the title (`Novum Organon`) of part of his treatise on philosophical method.
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originally, any musical instrument (later in particular an organ); the term attained its lasting sense, however, during the Middle Ages in reference ... [10 related articles]
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organum (singular); organa (plural) An organ: a somewhat independent part of the body that is arranged according to a characteristic structural plan, and performs a special function or functions. It is composed of various tissues, one that is primary in function. Also called organon.
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An organum is any one of a number of musical instruments which were the forerunners of the organ. The name comes from the Latin organum, meaning any tool in general or any musical instrument in particular (or an organ of the body), which in turn came from the Greek organon, with similar meanings, itself derived from ergon and s
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Organum (əm; Greek: ὄργανον - organon "organ, instrument, tool") is, in general, a plainchant melody with at least one added voice to enhance the harmony, developed in the Middle Ages. Depending on the mode and form of the chant, a supporting bass line (or bourdon) may be sung on the same text, the melody may be followed in parallel mot..
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organum (ôr'gunum) , in music, compositional technique, developed in Europe during the 10th cent., in which each note of Gregorian chant melody was doubled by another note. In the earliest examples, called parallel organum, the doubling interval was constant, usually the lower fourth or fi...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ōr′gă-nŭm, ōr′gă-nă Synonyms: organ, organ
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Earliest kind of polyphonic music, which developed from the custom of adding voices above a plaincha
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