Definition of organum in English:
noun (plural organa ˈɔːɡ(ə)nə)
1An early type of polyphonic music based on plainsong with an accompaniment sung below or above the melody.
- In an organum piece, a fragment of an older melody is slowed down to the point where it almost becomes a drone.
- In 1620 he published his Novum organum, presenting his philosophy of science in the form of aphorisms, many of them memorable.
- They bring in a full drum kit for ‘Painted Chariot’, but it's mild, stumbling rock, with an organum interlude plopped in the middle for continuity.
Latin, from Greek organon, literally 'instrument, organ'.
Words that rhyme with organumtympanum
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