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 (mĕn′sər-əl, -shər-)
1. Of or relating to measure.
2. Music Having notes of fixed rhythmic value.

[Late Latin mēnsūrālis, from Latin mēnsūra, measure; see measure.]


1. of or involving measure
2. (Music, other) music of or relating to music in which notes have fixed values in relation to each other
[C17: from Late Latin mēnsūrālis, from mēnsūra measure]


(ˈmɛn ʃər əl, -sər-)

pertaining to measure.
[1600–10; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mensural - of or relating to measure
2.mensural - having notes of fixed rhythmic valuemensural - having notes of fixed rhythmic value
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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Demonstrating the connections between these books allows the author to provide imaginative musical analyses that illuminate the often-overlooked perspectives of musicians beginning to learn mensural notation in various material manifestations.
Furthermore, the predecessors of modern Korea had theoretical books on music such as Aghaggwebeom, and developed a music notation system called jeongganbo during the reign of King Sejong, considered the first mensural notation in Asian countries.
Previous researchers, including Howell (1901), Hall (1981), and Hoffmeister (1986), have mentioned that the tympanic bullae of hooded skunk are enlarged and slightly inflated when compared to those of striped skunk, but presented no specific mensural comparisons.
With the rise of modern science, however, the mensural function of perspectival images was increasingly challenged by other modes of projection better suited to technical notation.
callospermophili was recovered from the feces of round-tailed ground squirrels captured throughout all months of all three field seasons; the morphological and mensural data for oocysts recovered during the 2014 field season were reported by Hnida (2016).
Placed under the picture is Harant's credo, represented by a combination of Latin words and music in a white mensural notation: Virtus ut sol mi-cat (Virtue shines like the sun), with an added denomination of the portrait's creator: S.
Ravenscroft "sees the re-establishment of traditional, correct mensural practices as a key to 'proper' music-making" (64).
Particularmente relevante resulta la justipreciacion que Marin hace de aquellos singulares y bellamente dibujados libros de polifonia del siglo XVIII que todavia estan anotados en notacion mensural y que han supuesto un escollo para la musicologia tradicional.
The growth of the pelvis in the rat; a mensural and morphological study.
Encontramos en la musica del siglo XIV y concretamente en la notacion mensural, el concepto de hemiolia o la insercion de un ritmo binario en uno ternario.