Definition of mensural in English:

mensural

Line breaks: men|sural
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛnʃ(ə)r(ə)l
 
, -sjə-/

adjective

1Of or involving measuring: mensural investigations
More example sentences
  • We measured the asymmetry of five mensural and seven meristic characters of 175 collared lizards from north-central Oklahoma.
  • The method of investigation was substantially as follows: Tables of the minimum, maximum and average of the four mensural characters of a bird were selected for investigation, namely, length of wing, of tail, of tarsus, and of bill.
1.1 Music Designating or relating to music in a definite metre: mensural notation
More example sentences
  • Table 1 shows the time signatures commonly found in Western mensural music since about 1700.
  • A Josquin mensural canon highlighted the unusual nature of this group's repertoire and rounded off their stimulating recital with fresh imagination.
  • In Mensural Notation, several notes can be combined together to form ligatures.

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin mensuralis, from mensura 'measure'.

Definition of mensural in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day antebellum
Pronunciation: ˌantēˈbeləm
adjective
occurring or existing before a particular war…