Definition of superius in English:


Syllabification: su·pe·ri·us
Pronunciation: /səˈpirēəs


The highest voice part in early choral music; the cantus.
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  • In this final section of Kyrie I the tenor abandons formally quoting the cantus firmus and instead gives free material, bars 40-49, first heard at bars 31 in the superius.


late 18th century: from Latin, neuter (used as a noun) of superior (see superior).

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