aretinian


aretinian
ar·e·tin·i·an

English syllables. 2014.

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  • aretinian — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|tinēən, tē adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Italian aretino of Guido d Arezzo died ab 1050 Italian monk and musician, literally, of Arezzo, city in Tuscany, Italy, where he lived (from Latin Arretinus, from Arretium… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aretinian syllables — plural noun (music) The initial syllables of the half lines of a hymn to John the Baptist, which, falling on successive notes of the diatonic scale, were used (apparently by Guido, and still in Italy and France) as names for the notes: Ut queant… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Guido's Scale —    , ARETINIAN SYLLABLES    About 995 A.D. Guido d Arezzo, also known as Guido Aretinus, became a Benedictine monk and taught at monasteries in Italy and France. He went twice to Rome to instruct Pope John XIX (reign 1024 1032) and the papal… …   Dictionary of eponyms