musica ficta

musica ficta

[myoo-zi-kuh fik-tuh; Latin moo-si-kah fik-tah]
noun
the use of chromatically altered tones in the contrapuntal music of the 10th to the 16th centuries.
Also, musica falsa [myoo-zi-kuh fawl-suh; Latin moo-si-kah fahl-sah] .


Origin:
1795–1805; < Medieval Latin mūsica ficta, literally, fashioned music

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