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Music Term: Punctus

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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

Punctus


Definition and background:

A note, as in counterpoint. A dot after a note that adds one half the original duration to the note. (This particular term specifically refers to those dots found in medieval mensural notation, although the dot serves the same function in modern notation).Each individual section of the estampie, a medieval dance.In mensural notation, sign similar to a dot in modern notation, and having the same meaning.


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