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hocket

[hok-it] /ˈhɒk ɪt/
noun
1.
a technique in medieval musical composition in which two or three voice parts are given notes or short phrases in rapid alternation, producing an erratic, hiccuping effect.
Origin of hocket
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English hoket hitch < Middle French hocquet hiccup, sudden interruption, equivalent to hoc- (imitative) + -et diminutive suffix; see hiccup
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