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fauxbourdon

faux·bour·don
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [foh-ber-don; French foh-boor-dawn]
    • /ˈfoʊ bərˌdɒn; French foʊ burˈdɔ̃/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [foh-ber-don; French foh-boor-dawn]
    • /ˈfoʊ bərˌdɒn; French foʊ burˈdɔ̃/

Definitions of fauxbourdon word

  • noun fauxbourdon Music. a 15th-century compositional technique employing three voices, the upper and lower voices progressing an octave or a sixth apart while the middle voice extemporaneously doubles the upper part at a fourth below. 1
  • noun fauxbourdon the use of progressions of parallel sixth chords. 1

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Origin of fauxbourdon

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
1875-80; < French: literally, false bourdon

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Parts of speech for Fauxbourdon

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

fauxbourdon popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fauxbourdon usage trend in Literature

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