Organum meaning

ôrgə-nəm
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Any of several types of medieval vocal polyphony, usually based on Gregorian chant.
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(music) A type of medieval polyphony which builds upon an existing plainsong.
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(archaic) A method by which philosophical or scientific investigation may be conducted.
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Origin of organum

  • Medieval Latin from Late Latin church organ from Latin instrument organ

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin organum, from Ancient Greek ὄργανον (organon, “organ, instrument, tool").

    From Wiktionary