noun[mass noun] Music
(In early contrapuntal music) the introduction by a performer of sharps, flats, or other accidentals to avoid unacceptable intervals.
More example sentences
- Two of the most famous authors of this period, Walter Odington and Philippe de Vitry, do not approach musica ficta from the standpoint of attraction accidentals.
- That's what so-called ‘musica ficta’ threatens to do to Ockeghem, Busnoys, Josquin, and Gombert.
early 19th century: Latin, literally 'feigned music'.
Definition of musica ficta in:
- The US English dictionary