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  • n. A type of cadence in medieval music.


Taken from the vowels in the hymn Gloria Patri doxology: "seculorum Amen". (Wiktionary)


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  • A type of midevil music.

    December 14, 2010

  • Euouae is a mnemonic which was used in medieval music to denote the sequence of tones in the "seculorum Amen" passage of the hymn Gloria Patri. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the longest word in the English language which is made up of nothing but vowels; it is also the English word with the most consecutive vowels.

    December 4, 2006

  • a medieval music word. longest word in english of all vowels and longest of consecutive vowels. alternate spelling: evovae

    December 1, 2006