cantillation
noun see cantillate

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  • Cantillation — is the ritual chanting of readings from the Bible in synagogue services.The chants are rendered in accordance with the special signs or marks printed in the Masoretic text of the Hebrew Bible (or Tanakh) to complement the letters and vowel points …   Wikipedia

  • CANTILLATION — CANTILLATION, a term derived from the Latin canticum and cantilena, which besides song also meant the singsong delivery of an orator or an insistent talker. It was introduced into musical terminology by the influential work of J.N. Forkel, author …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • cantillation — [kant΄ l ā′shən] n. 〚< cantillate, chant (< L cantillatus, pp. of cantillare, hum, sing low < cantare: see CHANT) & ION〛 in Jewish liturgy, a chanting or reciting with certain prescribed musical phrases indicated by notations cantillate [kant΄… …   Universalium

  • Cantillation — Can til*la tion, n. A chanting; recitation or reading with musical modulations. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cantillation — (v. lat.), Vortrag eines Sängers, bes. bei der Liturgie gebraucht …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • cantillation — ● cantillation nom féminin (latin cantilare, fredonner) Sorte de déclamation employée pour les lectures publiques de prières ou de textes sacrés (Bible, Coran) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cantillation — [kant΄ l ā′shən] n. [< cantillate, chant (< L cantillatus, pp. of cantillare, hum, sing low < cantare: see CHANT) & ION] in Jewish liturgy, a chanting or reciting with certain prescribed musical phrases indicated by notations cantillate… …   English World dictionary

  • Cantillation — Lieux de cantillation chrétienne, coranique, hébraïque. La cantillation[1] est la prononciation de la hauteur musicale des voyelles de chaque mot d un verset du texte sacré des religions chrétienne, coranique, hébraïque, et bouddhique. La… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cantillation — noun The intonation of a sentence, codified by marks which are read as sequences of musical pitches. Syn: trope …   Wiktionary

  • Cantillation —    Method of chanting a sacred reading to an oral tradition formula that accounts for the accents of the text.    See also Biblical Accents; Buddhist Chant; Chironomy; Sāmavedic Chant; Tajwīd …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

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