isorhythmic

isorhythm

[ahy-suh-rith-uhm]
noun Music.
a structural feature characteristic of the Ars Nova motet, consisting of a single rhythmic phrase pattern repeated, usually in the tenor, throughout the composition.

Origin:
1950–55; iso- + rhythm

isorhythmic, adjective
isorhythmically, adverb
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isorhythmic (ˌaɪsəˈrɪðmɪk)
 
adj
music (of medieval motets) having a cantus firmus that is repeated according to a strict system of internal reiterated note values

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