enigmatic canon


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Noun1.enigmatic 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
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For those who've missed it so far, the programme follows former priest John Strange and his sidekick Jude Atkins,whose efforts to rid the world of demons are continually hampered by the enigmatic Canon Black.