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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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This is apparent from the daseia notation used in Musica enchiriadis, Hucbald's combined use of ("pseudo-Alypian") letters and neumes, the letter of Notker Balbulus to Lantpertus on the meaning of the litterae significativae, and especially from the correlation between Aurelian's description of notation and the Paleofrankish neumes (pp.