jubilus

jubilus

[joo-buh-luhs]
noun, plural jubili [joo-buh-lahy] . Liturgy.
(in Roman Catholic music) a rejoicing, melodic group of tones to which is chanted the last “a” of the second and third alleluias, often following the gradual of the Mass.
Also, jubilatio.


Origin:
< Medieval Latin: shout of joy, Latin jūbilum a wild cry, shepherd's song; see jubilate

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