crab canon

crab canon

noun Music.
a canon in which the imitating voice is the theme in retrograde motion.
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crab canon
 
n
music retrograde canon, Also called: canon cancrizans a canon in which the imitating voice repeats the notes of the theme in reverse order
 
[from the mistaken medieval notion that crabs move backwards]

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