agogics

agogics

[uh-goj-iks, uh-goh-jiks]
noun (usually used with a singular verb) Music.
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:
1920–25; see agogic (accent), -ics

agogic, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged

agogic

[uh-goj-ik, uh-goh-jik]
noun
Music. stress given to a note through prolonged duration.
Also called agogic accent.


Origin:
1890–95; < Greek agōg() course + -ic (modeled on German agogisch)

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To agogics
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature