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superius Line breaks: su|per¦ius
Pronunciation: /suːˈpɪərɪəs/

Definition of superius in English:


[mass noun]
The highest voice part in early choral music; the cantus.
Example sentences
  • 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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