neume

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English[edit]

A folio of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, containing lyrics and neumes.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English (15th c.) newme, nevme, neme; from Middle French neume, in turn from Medieval Latin neuma or pneuma, either from Ancient Greek πνεῦμα ‎(pneûma, breath) or νεῦμα ‎(neûma, sign), or else a corruption of Ancient Greek πνεῦμα ‎(pneûma, breath).

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neume ‎(plural neumes)

  1. (music) A sign used in early musical notation

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neume f

  1. plural of neuma