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Meaning of "canto fermo" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CANTO FERMO

Italian, from Medieval Latin, literally: fixed song.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CANTO FERMO

canto fermo  [ˈkæntəʊ ˈfɜːməʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CANTO FERMO

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Canto fermo is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CANTO FERMO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Cantus firmus

In music, a cantus firmus is a pre-existing melody forming the basis of a polyphonic composition. The plural of this Latin term is cantus firmi, although the corrupt form canti firmi can also be found. The Italian is often used instead: canto fermo.

Definition of canto fermo in the English dictionary

The definition of canto fermo in the dictionary is a melody that is the basis to which other parts are added in polyphonic music. Other definition of canto fermo is the traditional plainchant as prescribed by use and regulation in the Christian Church.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CANTO FERMO


chemo
ˈkiːməʊ
chimo
ˈtʃiːməʊ
emo
ˈiːməʊ
Imo
ˈiːməʊ
kamokamo
kɑːməʊkɑːməʊ
primo
ˈpriːməʊ
Profumo
prəˈfjuːməʊ
screamo
ˈskriːməʊ
sixty-fourmo
ˌsɪkstɪˈfɔːməʊ
sumo
ˈsuːməʊ
supremo
sʊˈpriːməʊ
thirty-twomo
ˌθɜːtɪˈtuːməʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CANTO FERMO

canting arms
cantingly
cantion
cantle
cantlet
canto
canton
Canton crepe
Canton flannel
Canton River
cantonal
Cantonese
cantonisation
cantonise
cantonization
cantonment
cantor
Cantor´s paradox
cantorial
cantoris

WORDS THAT END LIKE CANTO FERMO

Alamo
ammo
Bergamo
camo
demo
duomo
dynamo
Eskimo
Geronimo
gizmo
gran turismo
homo
limo
memo
mo
Palermo
promo
proximo
tomo
ultimo

Synonyms and antonyms of canto fermo in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «canto fermo» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CANTO FERMO

Find out the translation of canto fermo to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of canto fermo from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «canto fermo» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

坎托费尔莫
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

canto fermo
570 millions of speakers

English

canto fermo
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सर्ग FERMO
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

كانتو فيرمو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

песнь Фермо
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

canto fermo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্যান্টো ফরমো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

canto fermo
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Canto fermo
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Canto Fermo
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カントのフェルモ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

칸토 Fermo의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Canto fermo
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

canto Fermo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காண்டா ஃபெர்மோ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॅनटो फर्मे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kanto fermo
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

canto fermo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Canto Fermo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

песнь Фермо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

canto Fermo
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

canto fermo
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Canto Fermo
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

canto Fermo
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

canto fermo
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of canto fermo

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CANTO FERMO»

The term «canto fermo» is used very little and occupies the 174.777 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CANTO FERMO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about canto fermo

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CANTO FERMO»

Discover the use of canto fermo in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to canto fermo and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Echoes of Women's Voices: Music, Art, and Female Patronage ...
Fol. io4r (15 September 1605): "£36.6.8 pagati a 7 musici, e sonatori di più varie strumenti, e à 3 fanciulli soprani, £27.13.4 a io preti, e 9 cherici in coro per il canto fermo." Fol. n8r (5 May 1606): "£54.13.4 pagati contanfi a io musici, e sonatori ...
Kelley Harness, 2006
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of ...
Subsequently the term was applied to the parts added to a given melody, such melody taking the name of cuntuJ-firmus, canto-fermo, or plain-song. [Plain-Song .] Viewing it in this sense, the Padre Martini wrote his very elaborate and justly- ...
Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 1837
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The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of ...
Viewing it in this sense, the Padre Martini wrote his very elaborate and justly- celebrated Saggio di Contrappunto sopra il Canto-Fermo (1774), a work to which we refer every student who wishes to enter deeply into the subject. But Zarlino, in  ...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Difussion of ...
Viewing it in this sense, the Padre Martini wrote his very elaborate and justly- celebrated Suggio di Contrappunto sopra il Canto-Fermo (1774), a work to which we refer every student who wishes to enter deeply into the subject. But Zarlino, in  ...
Society for the Difussion of Useful Knowledge, 1837
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The School of Musical Composition, Practical and ...
The same observation is applicable to the canto fermo in the alto, which separates the upper part from the lower pair; but as the upper part requires, under all circumstances, a more careful and considerate treatment, such observation would ...
Adolf Bernhard Marx, 2014
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The Cyclopædia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, ...
Introduction in canon to canto fermo, and the canto fermo in canon, with the answer in the 4th above, with the two other parts likewise in the 4th above. P. 129 . Canto fermo in canon a 4., with a moving organ-bass. P. 134.. Canto fermo ...
Abraham Rees, 1819
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The Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ...
P. 127. Introduction in canon to canto fermo, and the canto fermo in canon, with the answer in the 4th above, with the two other parts likewise in the 4th above. P. 129. Canto fermo in canon ssa 4., with a moving organ-bafs. P. 134. Canto fermo  ...
Abraham Rees, 1819
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School of Music, Theatre & Dance (University of Michigan) ...
... RAY MC LELLAN, and DUDLEY OAKES, Organists Praeludlum G-dur Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Two Chorales J. S. Bach "Jesus Christus unser Heiland" (Claviertlbung III) (1685-1750) BWV 688 "Komm Heiliger Geist" Canto fermo in ...
University of Michigan. School of Music, Theatre & Dance, 1982
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The Penny Cyclopaedia. Volume VIII.
[PLAIN-SONG] Viewing it in this sense, the Padre artini wrote his very elaborate and justly-celebrated Saggio di Contrappunto sopra il Canto-Fermo (l7 7 4), a work to which we refer every student who wishes to enter deeply into the subject.
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The Ecclesiologist
which both the Priests and the people, no less than the Archbishops, and Bishops, were intimately acquainted. Together with the reformed Prayer Book a Directorium of the Ritual Canto fermo was published. This was Marbeck's Prayer Book ...

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CANTO FERMO»

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First Special Feature on 2+2+2 Multichannel Discs
... and Fantasia sup Komn Heiliger Geist, canto fermo in Pedal, BWV 651. A version of the latter exists as well as BWV 652 for pedal-clavicord. «Audiophile Audition, Apr 08»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Canto fermo [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/canto-fermo>. Mar 2020 ».
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