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Definition and background:

In part-writing, an unaccented, non- harmonic note that belongs to and is repeated in the harmony immediately following; i.e., one or more harmonic voices or parts moving to their particular position in a new chord before the other parts, or before the accent. a note sounded before the chord to which it belongs, so that at first it is heard as a discord with the preceding chord

For more information on the music term "Anticipation" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

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