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hemiola

/ˌhɛmɪˈəʊlə/
noun
1.
(music) a rhythmic device involving the superimposition of, for example, two notes in the time of three Also called sesquialtera
Derived Forms
hemiolic (ˌhɛmɪˈɒlɪk) adjective
Word Origin
New Latin, from Greek hēmiolia ratio of one to one and a half, from hemi- + (h)olos whole
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