Latin definition for: neuma, neumatis


  • declension: 3rd declension
  • gender: neuter


  1. neume/neum
  2. prolonged group of notes sung to single syllable (in plainsong)
  • Age: Medieval (11th-15th centuries)
  • Area: Drama, Music, Theater, Art, Painting, Sculpture
  • Geography: All or none
  • Frequency: For Dictionary, in top 20,000 words
  • Source: Latham, “Revised Medieval Word List”, 1980

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