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agogics

[uh-goj-iks, uh-goh-jiks] /əˈgɒdʒ ɪks, əˈgoʊ dʒɪks/
noun, (usually used with a singular verb) Music.
1.
the theory that accent within a musical phrase can be produced by modifying the duration of certain notes rather than by increasing dynamic stress.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; see agogic (accent), -ics
Related forms
agogic, adjective

agogic

[uh-goj-ik, uh-goh-jik] /əˈgɒdʒ ɪk, əˈgoʊ dʒɪk/
noun
1.
Music. stress given to a note through prolonged duration.
Also called agogic accent.
Origin
1890-95; < Greek agōg() course + -ic (modeled on German agogisch)
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