Prolation
Prolation Pro*la"tion, n. [L. prolatio: cf. F. prolation.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of prolating or pronouncing; utterance; pronunciation. [Obs.] --Ray. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of deferring; delay. [Obs.] --Ainsworth. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mus.) A medi[ae]val method of determining of the proportionate duration of semibreves and minims. --Busby. [1913 Webster]


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  • prolation — prōˈlāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin prolation , prolatio, from prolatus + ion , io ion 1. obsolete : utterance the prolation of the words of benediction John Lloyd 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • prolation — /proh lay sheuhn/, n. Medieval Music. the time relationship between a semibreve and a minim in mensural notation. [1325 75; ME prolacion < L prolation (s. of prolatio) a bringing forward. See PROLATE, ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • prolation — noun /prəʊˈleɪʃən/ The relative time value of a minim to a semibreve in mediaeval music …   Wiktionary

  • prolation — pro·la·tion …   English syllables

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