hocket


hocket

hocket [hok-it] Word Origin noun

  1. a technique in medieval musical composition in which two or three voice parts are given notes or short phrases in rapid alternation, producing an erratic, hiccuping effect.

Origin of hocket 1250–1300; Middle English hoket hitch Middle French hocquet hiccup, sudden interruption, equivalent to hoc- (imitative) + -et diminutive suffix; see hiccup

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