Faburden

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Faburden A monotonous refrain.
    • Faburden (Mus) A species of counterpoint with a drone bass.
    • Faburden (Mus) A succession of chords of the sixth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n faburden In medieval music: The rudest kind of polyphony, consisting of a melody or cantus firmus with the third and sixth added to each tone: not radically different from organum.
    • n faburden Later, the process or act of adding a simple counterpoint to a cantus, especially by improvisation.
    • n faburden A drone-bass or a refrain; a burden.
    • faburden Monotonous.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. faux bourdon,. See False, and Burden a verse