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1 An emphasis on a particular note, giving a regular or irregular rhythmic pattern. For more detail, see rhythm.

2 The name is also applied to the simplest forms of plainsong tones (see plainsong), i.e. very slightly inflected monotones.

Subjects: Music.

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