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canon cancrizans

Saltos de línea: canon can|cri¦zans
Pronunciación: /ˈkaŋkrɪˌzanz
 
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Definición de canon cancrizans en inglés:

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Music
A canon in which the theme or subject is repeated backwards in the second part. Also called crab canon.
Example sentences
  • In the 14th and 15th centuries, retrograde motion was employed to form what is known as crab canon, or canon cancrizans, wherein the original melody is turned backward to become the second voice.

Origen

late 19th century: from canon1 + medieval Latin cancrizans 'walking backwards' (from cancer 'crab').

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