hemiola
noun Etymology: Late Latin hemiolia, from Greek hēmiolia ratio of one and a half to one, from hēmi- + holos whole — more at safe Date: circa 1934 a musical rhythmic alteration in which six equal notes may be heard as two groups of three or three groups of two

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  • hemiola — [hem΄ē ō′lē əhem΄ē ō′lə] n. [< ML hemiolia < Gr hēmiolia, fem. of hēmiolios, in the ratio of one and one half to one < hēmi (see HEMI ) + holos, whole] especially in early music, time values in the relationship of three to two, as in a… …   English World dictionary

  • Hemiola — In modern musical parlance, a hemiola is a metrical pattern in which two bars in simple triple time (3/2 or 3/4 for example) are articulated as if they were three bars in simple duple time (2/2 or 2/4). The word hemiola derives from the Greek… …   Wikipedia

  • hemiola — /hem ee oh leuh/, n. Music. a rhythmic pattern of syncopated beats with two beats in the time of three or three beats in the time of two. [1590 1600; < ML hemiolia < Gk hemiolía the ratio of one and a half to one, fem. of hemiolíos half as large… …   Universalium

  • hemiola — noun The articulation of two bars in triple time as if they were three bars in duple time …   Wiktionary

  • hemiola — лат. [хэмио/ла] в мензуральной нотации группа мелких нот …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • hemiola — ż I, DCMs. hemiolali; lm D. hemiolaol a. hemiolali muz. «synkopowana figura rytmiczna, która w takcie na 3/4 zmienia dwie kolejne grupy metrum trójdzielnego na trzy grupy metrum dwudzielnego» ‹z gr.› …   Słownik języka polskiego

  • hemiola — hem·i·o·la …   English syllables

  • hemiola — hem•i•o•la [[t]ˌhɛm iˈoʊ lə[/t]] n. pl. las mus mad a musical rhythmic pattern of syncopated beats with two beats in the time of three or three beats in the time of two • Etymology: 1590–1600; < ML hēmiolia < Gk hēmiolía the ratio of one… …   From formal English to slang

  • hemiola — …   Useful english dictionary

  • African hemiola style — is a music rhythm common in Africa. A hemiola involves two bars in triple time (3/2 or 3/4 for example) played as if they were three bars in duple time (2/2 or 2/4).The interplay of two groups of three notes with two groups of two notes gives a… …   Wikipedia

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