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1. accō̆rd n.

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(a) Friendly sentiment, attitude, or disposition; goodwill, god accord; (b) sentiment or opinion; standen of accord, agree in sentiment (with sb.); fallen of accord, to consent; bi accord

2. accō̆rdaunce n.

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Of persons: (a) agreement in sentiment, concurrence of opinion; comoun accordaunce, mutual agreement; on accordaunce, unanimity; (b) compliance (with the will of God), devotion; compliance with rules…

3. accō̆rdaunt adj.

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(a) Conforming (to sth.); in accordance or in agreement (with sth.); -- with to; (b) compatible; harmonious; (c) mus. harmonious; hence, pleasing; (d) similar (to sth.); alike.

4. accō̆rdement n.

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(a) Reconciliation; friendliness; of on accordement, united in spirit; (b) a formal agreement of reconciliation; a covenant of peace; also, the terms of such an agreement; maken accordement, make…

5. acūte n.

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(a) A fever of short but severe course; (b) of blood: sharpness, corrosiveness; (c) mus. a high-pitched note [see Du Cange, superacutae].

6. alamire n.

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Mus. The second note in the Guidonian hexachord on G sol re ut. [See W. Apel, Harvard Dict.of Music (1950), under hexachord.]

7. ā-rē n.

Additional spellings: are
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Mus. The second note in the Guidonian hexachord on Gamma ut.

8. ascensiǒun n.

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(a) The ascent of Christ to heaven; the Ascension; ascensioun dai, dai of ascensioun; (b) the feast day [forty days after Easter] commemorating the Ascension; ascensioun dai, ascensioun eve(n, the…

9. bẹ̄-fā n.

Additional spellings: befa
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Mus. The fourth tone in the Guidonian hexachord on Fut; B-flat at intervals of a second below middle C and a seventh above middle C.

10. bẹ̄-mī n.

Additional spellings: bemi
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Mus. B-natural.

11. bẹ̄-mol n.

Additional spellings: bemol
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Mus. The fourth tone in the Guidonian hexachord on F ut; B-flat at intervals of a second below middle C and a seventh above middle C.

12. bē-quarre n.

Additional spellings: bequarre
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Mus. B-natural.

13. brẹ̄f n.

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(a) A written communication, a letter; (b) a letter of authority or credentials; an authorization.

14. brēkinge ger.

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(a) The act or fact of the breaking, crushing, or tearing (of an object); also, a fragment, a tear (in cloth); (b) fracturing or fracture (of a bone or limb); (c) theol. Christ's breaking of bread.

15. ce-fa-ut n.

Additional spellings: cefaut
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Mus. The fourth note in the Guidonian hexachord on Gamma ut.

16. cē-sol-fā(-ut n.

Additional spellings: ce-sol-fa, cesolfaut, cesolfa
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Mus. The fifth note in the third Guidonian hexachord [see Apel Harvard Dict. of Music 331].

17. concent n.

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Mus. concord of musical parts, choral music, harmony.

18. cō̆rd n.

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Agreement, reconciliation; an agreement, a treaty of peace.

19. cǒuntre n.(1)

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(a) The contrary of something; a remedy; (b) the opposite half of a tally ( = countretaille); (c) ?a circular parry in fencing [cp.OD sb.(5)]; (d) hunt. the direction opposite that taken by the game…

20. cǒuntre- pref.

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Against (in position, motion, direction), opposite, counter-; ?back, rear (as opposed to front, forward); countre- filet, some kind of ribbon for the head or headdress; countre- frount, countre-

21. crochet n.

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(a) A hook; (b) a staff with a hook at the end.

22. dē̆scenden v.

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Of downward motion in space: (a) of rain: to fall; descenden doun fro (heaven); of a stream: flow down (from); of light, heat, lightning: stream down, descend; of an object: fall down, descend; from

23. dē-sol-rē n.

Additional spellings: desolre
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Mus. See hexachord III in W. Apel Harvard Dict.of Music (1950).

24. dīapā̆sǒun n.

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Mus. (a) The consonant interval of the octave, corresponding to the mathematic proportion of 2 to 1 in number of vibrations; double (twies) diapasoun, the interval of two octaves, corresponding to the…

25. dīapentē̆ n.

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Mus. (a) The consonant interval of a fifth, corresponding to the mathematical proportion of 3 to 2 in number of vibrations; (b) a tone which sounds the interval of a fifth above another tone.

26. dīastēma n.

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Mus. A consonant interval.

27. dīatesserǒun n.

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Mus. (a) The consonant interval of a fourth, corresponding to the mathematical proportion of 4 to 3 in number of vibrations; (b) a tone which sounds the interval of a fourth above another tone.

28. dīēsis n.

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Mus. An interval smaller than a full tone; also, the changing from one tone to another.

29. d-lā-sol-rē n.

Additional spellings: dlasolre
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Mus. See hexachord III in W. Apel Harvard Dict.of Music (1950).

30. eightethe ord. num.

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Eighth in order;-- (a) with a noun; (b) without a noun; (c) coupled with a higher cardinal.

31. n.

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Mus. The fourth note in Guido's hexachords.

32. fāburdǒun n.

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Mus. A form of three-part discanting on a plain song.

33. fallen v.

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(a) Of any object: to move more or less freely downward through space (from a higher to a lower position); to descend, drop, fall; of Lucifer and his followers: to fall (from heaven into hell); fallen

34. fī̆fte ord. num.

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Fifth in order; -- (a) with or (b) without a noun.

35. fī̆f-tẹ̄̆nthe ord. num.

Additional spellings: fiftenthe
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Fifteenth in order; -- (a) with a noun; (b) without a noun.

36. figūre n.

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Shape, form, appearance: (a) visible or tangible shape or form; general appearance; bodili figure, figure of this world; of the face: expression; (b) of a living being: bodily form, appearance (often…

37. gamme n.

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(a) Mus. The entire range of tones in the hexachordal system of Guido d'Arezzo; ?also, the lowest tone in the scale; (b) a song; a lament.

38. gamut n.

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Mus. (a) The lowest tone in the hexachordal scale; (b) the entire hexachordal system.

39. garible n.

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Mus. An ornamental variation; a trill, a flourish.

40. ǧ(ē-sol-rē-ūt n.

Additional spellings: gesolreut, g-sol-re-ut, gsolreut
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Mus. (a) The note G, above or below middle C (called by musicians sol, re, or ut, depending on the hexachord in which it appeared); (b) ge-sol-re-ut en haut, ge-sol-re-ut the haut, G above middle C…

41. hẹ̄miolia n.

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The ratio of 3 to 2; mus. the interval of a fifth.

42. imparfit adj.

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(a) Sinful, immoral; (b) of clergy, monks, etc., and their life: not engaged in, or not fully conducive to, the serious quest for spiritual perfection [difficult to distinguish from (a)]; (c) not…

43. ipate-ipaton n.

Additional spellings: ipateipaton
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Mus. The lowest tone in the lowest tetrachord in ancient Greek music.

44. keie n.(1)

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(a) A key; lok and keie; also fig.; kinges keies, crowbars and hammers used to force locks or doors; (b) a representation of a key in a heraldic device; keie of rome, a key as a sign of Roman…

45. n.

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Mus. The sixth degree or note of Guido d'Arezzo's hexachordal scales.

46. lā̆rǧe n.

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(a) Liberality, generosity; (b) liberal bestowal of gifts; maken large, ?to bestow gifts liberally; (c) a generous person.

47. likanos n.

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Mus. The third note in a Greek tetrachord.

48. lō̆ng n.

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(a) The long dimension of something, length; also, size, magnitude; in long, in length, as to length; also, lengthwise; of long, in length; also, of (a specified) length; on long, in length; upon long

49. lūt(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: lute
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(a) Mus. An instrument with a large pear-shaped body and slender neck, with four or more strings, played by plucking; a lute; (b) a hump like the body of a lute.

50. mēne n.(3)

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(a) A course of action, method, way; a means of attaining an end; (b) bi mene of, with menes of; bi no (manere of) mene; bi al menes; bi god menes, with great skill; menes and weies; weies and menes

51. n.

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Mus. The third of the six tones of the hexachord.

52. middel n.

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(a) A middle region in space, the middle part of a thing; the interior of a country, central part of a constellation, middle stories of a building; middle of a stream, town, bodily part, etc.; (b) the…

53. minim n.

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Mus. A note intermediate between the semibreve and the crotchet, prob. equivalent to a modern half-note. [See also minute n.(2).]

54. minūte n.(2)

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Mus. An ornament consisting of a group of short notes sung rapidly [see Apel Dict.Mus. 542-6].

55. mol adj.

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(a) Softened, pulverized; of soil: loose, powdery; (b) of weather: mild; (c) as noun: something soft or weak, an effeminate man, the soft part of the head; (d) mus. flat [see be-mol n.].

56. multiplex n.

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(a) A multiple; (b) mus. a type of harmonic proportion.

57. nǒmbre n.

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(a) A number; (b) nombre diminutif, a number greater than the sum of its aliquot parts; nombre dividing, a divisor; nombre exeant, quotient [see exeant]; nombre multipliing, a multiplier; nombre of

58. parfī̆t adj.

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(a) Flawless, unblemished; also fig.; of persons, actions, intentions: faultless, blameless; of gold, metal: perfectly refined; of a soul: pure; of law: incorrupt; of sight, light: unobscured…

59. pīpe n.(1)

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(a) A tube or hollow cylinder employed as a receptacle or passage for liquid, smoke, etc.; the nozzle of a bellows; flue of a chimney; beli pipe, the nozzle of a bellows; (b) a water pipe, conduit…

60. plain(e adj.

Additional spellings: plaine
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(a) Flat, level, even; of geographic areas: low in elevation, lowland; broad, flat; also, of an engraving: worked in low relief; plain contre (ground, place, thing), a plain, plateau, or lowland…

61. podōrius n.

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Mus. ?The hypodorian mode.

62. pointe n.(1)

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(a) A small dot marked on a surface; also, a punctuation mark, period; (b) a small hole; prick, puncture; the pointes of peines, ?the marks of Christ's wounds; (c) a spot of dirt; med. a round spot or…

63. prōlāciǒun n.

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(a) The production or articulation of sounds, utterance; (b) ?a melody or tune; (c) mus. the combination or arrangement of musical notes of varying rhythmic value in musical composition.

64. prōporciǒun n.

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(a) Comparative relation in regard to amount, size, magnitude, number, etc.; ratio, proportion; a comparative relation, mathematical ratio; even proporcioun, balance, equivalence; (b) relative amount…

65. quantitẹ̄ n.

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(a) Size in three dimensions, magnitude, volume, capacity; open quantite, capacity of something when empty; (b) size in length; stature; also fig.; (c) circumference; (d) size of a surface area; also…

66. quā̆treble n.

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(a) A fourfold amount or number; (b) mus. the highest part in four-part contrapuntal singing.

67. n.(1)

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Mus. The second note of any Guidonian hexachord [see hexachord in W.Apel, Harvard Dict.of Music (1944)].

68. repēte n.

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Mus. A repeated passage, the repetition of a versicle and response in the Divine Office.

69. reule n.

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(a) A general principle governing morals and conduct; also, fig. of Christ: a model or norm for morality; (b) a particular rule of conduct, a moral precept; reule of largesse (prudence); (c) a set of…

70. rīsen v.

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(a) To stand up, rise to one's feet from a sitting, kneeling, or reclining position; get up from table; of an animal: get to its feet; of a toad: rear up (from a crouching position); risen ayen

71. sē̆mibrẹ̄̆fe n.

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Mus. A semibreve.

72. sē̆mitōn n.

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Mus. An interval approximating half a whole tone.

73. sesquialtera adj.

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Having the proportion of one and one half to one, bearing the ratio of three to two; mus. proporcioun sesquialtera, an interval of a fifth.

74. sesquioctāva adj.

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Mus. Having the proportion of one and one eighth to one, bearing the ratio of nine to eight; proporcioun sesquioctava, an interval of a whole tone, a major second.

75. sesquitercia adj.

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Mus. Having the proportion of one and one third to one, bearing the ratio of four to three; proporcioun sesquitercia, an interval of a fourth.

76. setten v.

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(a) To make (sb.) sit, seat (sb.); also, with partitive construction: setten of..over heigh setle, fig. seat (someone's offspring) upon (his) high throne, make to rule; setten adoun (doun, up), make…

77. setting(e ger.

Additional spellings: settinge
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(a) The act of placing something in a place or position; setting led, the act of laying a lead roof; setting of fet, fig. steadfastness, stability; (b) the act or process of laying stone; setting

78. shalemīe n.

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Mus. A wind instrument containing a double reed, shawm.

79. shalmūse n.

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Mus. (a) A wind instrument containing a double reed, shawm; also, a pipe or flute; (b) ?one who plays this instrument.

80. sight(e n.

Additional spellings: sighte
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(a) The faculty of sight, ability to see; also fig.; also in proverb; spirit (vertu) of sight; (b) sight as one of the five senses; sight eie, eyesight; sight of bodi (eie), bodilich sight, physical…

81. sixt(e num.

Additional spellings: sixte
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(a) Ordinal number as adj.: sixth; (b) in phrases: the sixt calendes of october, the 26th of September; the sixt houre, the sixt tide (of the dai, noon, midday; the sixt houre of the night, midnight…

82. sol n.(2)

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Mus. The fifth degree or note of Guido d'Arezzo's hexachordal scales.

83. spāce n.

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(a) An interval or a span of time elapsing between two specified points, events, etc.; (b) the amount or extent of time comprised by or contained within a specified period; -- often with gen. or of ph…

84. temperūre n.

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(a) Moderation, temperance, self-control; (b) meekness, gentleness; (c) ?as adv.: moderately; ?error for tempre adj. (f).

85. tenorī n.

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Mus. The vocal part that carries the main melody.

86. tenǒur n.

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(a) The main point, focus, etc. of a document; the intent of a law or legal agreement; also, the tone of a letter [quot. c1400(?a1300)]; also in fig. contexts; (b) law the true and essential meaning…

87. tenth(e num.

Additional spellings: tenthe
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(a) Ordinal number as adj.: tenth; (b) in combs. & phrases: tenth del (part), one-tenth of a whole; also, a small part, a fraction; also, a tithe [1st quot.; cp. 2.(b)]; tenth houre (time), the tenth…

88. thē̆sis n.

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Mus. A lowering of the voice.

89. thǒume n.

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(a) The short thick digit next to the index finger and opposable to the other digits, thumb; hille of the thoume, the fleshy part of the palm lying below the thumb; (b) in proverbs and prov…

90. thrid num.

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(a) Ordinal number as adj.: third;—freq. in adv. phrases of time: the (than) thrid dai, the thrid morn (night, time, etc.), etc., on the third day (morning, night, occasion, etc.), for the third time…

91. thrī̆tẹ̄nth(e num.

Additional spellings: thritenthe
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(a) Ordinal number as adj.: thirteenth; thritenth dai, the thirteenth day; also, on the thirteenth day; thritenth yer, in the thirteenth year; dai thritenth, on the thirteenth day; (b) ordinal number…

92. treble n.

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(a) The product of multiplication by three; a sum three times greater than that to which it is compared; also, a trebled number as represented in a written calculation [quot. c1450]; (b) mus. the…

93. treble adj.

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(a) Threefold; composed of three like elements or parts; also, having three aspects, tripartite; (b) multiplied or increased thrice; of actions: performed three times; (c) treble in philosophie

94. twelfth num.

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Ordinal number as adj.: (a) twelfth;—sometimes in adv. phrases: the twelfth dai (month, yer, capitle), on the twelfth day, in the twelfth month (year, chapter); (b) in cpds. and combs.: twelfth dai

95. twelve num.

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Cardinal number as adj.: twelve, a dozen; ten other twelve, about twelve (plows, yards of cloth, etc.); ten or twelve or twenti, between ten and twenty (foals); ten verse or twelve, ten or twelve…

96. ūnisǒun n.

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Mus. The interval between notes of identical pitch, the unison; also, a note of the same pitch as another; also, the note used as the base note in contrapuntal singing.

97. ūnitẹ̄ n.

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(a) Insusceptibility to differentiation, indivisibility, lack of diversity; also, purity, freedom from adulteration (b) theol. the essential unity among the persons of the Trinity; the oneness or…

98. ū̆t n.

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Mus. The first note or degree of Guido d’Arezzo’s hexachords; ut la; ef fa ut; ge-sol-re ut, q.v.

99. wā̆sten v.

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(a) To devastate (a land, town, etc.), lay waste; ppl. wastinge, laying waste; (b) to despoil (a region, tract of land, etc.) through the removal of resources.

100. wā̆ter-pīpe n.

Additional spellings: waterpipe
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(a) ?A tube or hollow cylinder serving as a passage for water;—used metaphorically; (b) mus. a water organ.