neumatic

noy-MA-tik
[English]
A style of plainchant that sets one syllable of text to one neume. A neume is a symbol that denotes two to four notes in the same symbol, thus each syllable is sung to two to four notes. This style is opposed to syllabic, in which each syllable has one note, and melismatic, where one syllable has many notes.

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Last Updated: 2013-02-14 14:19:54