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isorhythmic Line breaks: iso|rhyth¦mic
Pronunciation: /ʌɪsə(ʊ)ˈrɪðmɪk/

Definition of isorhythmic in English:


(Of a composition or part) in which the rhythm is often repeated but the pitch of the notes is varied each time.
Example sentences
  • Two of the most important composers of isorhythmic motets in the 14th century were Philippe de Vitry and Machaut.
  • In each of Martin's Jadmi songs, however, the isorhythmic cycle always recommences at the beginning of the melodic descent.
  • The melodic counterpart of isorhythmic patterning is the use of the same melodic phrase or line, each time at a different pitch level.
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