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[Spanish, stem (Latin, fold)]

1. The Spanish term for stem.
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2. An ornament in Medieval music, notated by a short dash extending from the head of the note. The plica was probably a passing note, and was possibly sung so as to give the effect of a tremolo.

See Also

[English] stem
[French] hampe (f)
[French] queue (f)
[French] queue de la note (f)
[German] Hals (m)
[German] Notenhals (m)
[Italian] asta (f)
[Italian] gambo (m)


Last Updated: 2016-06-06 19:53:29