enigmatical canon


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Noun1.enigmatical canon - a canon in which the entrances of successive parts were indicated by cryptic symbols and devices (popular in the 15th and 16th centuries)
canon - a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts