hocket

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Noun[edit]

hocket (plural hockets)

  1. hiccup
    • 1977, Lloyd Ultan, Music theory: problems and practices in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, U of Minnesota Press, page 91:
      All of these tend to produce something of a hiccough effect we know as hocket and which Reese suggests has a long history dating back to primitive instruments.
  2. (music) In medieval music, hocket is the rhythmic linear technique using the alternation of notes, pitches, or chords. A single melody is shared between two (or occasionally more) voices such that alternately one voice sounds while the other rests.
    • 1977, Lloyd Ultan, Music theory: problems and practices in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, U of Minnesota Press, page 91:
      Hocket is a contrapuntal technique described by the early fourteenth-century Walter Odington as "A truncation … made over the tenor … in such a way that one voice is always silent while the other sings."

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References[edit]

  • “hocket” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, 1989.

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Verb[edit]

hocket

  1. Second-person plural subjunctive I of hocken.