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neume

or neum  (no͞om, nyo͞om)
n.
A sign used in the notation of plainsong during the Middle Ages, surviving today in transcriptions of Gregorian chants.

[Middle English, series of notes sung on one syllable, from Medieval Latin pneuma, from Greek, breath; see pneuma.]

neu·mat′ic (no͞o-măt′ĭk, nyo͞o-) adj.

neume

(njuːm) or

neum

n
(Classical Music) music one of a series of notational symbols used before the 14th century
[C15: from Medieval Latin neuma group of notes sung on one breath, from Greek pneuma breath]
ˈneumic, neuˈmatic adj

neume

(num, nyum)

n.
any of various symbols representing from one to four notes, used in the notation of Gregorian chant.
[1400–50; < Medieval Latin neuma < Greek pneûma breath]
neu•mat′ic (-ˈmæt ɪk) adj.
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Although the Toledan manuscripts were retained in the archives, they contained only "silent music"--the Visigothic neumes could not be realized in actual performance and were not the basis of the neo-Mozarabic rite.
4) and Palomares's later contributions to paleography, particularly his continued work with Visigothic neumes (chap.