from The Century Dictionary.
- Same as
figurate, 1 and 3.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having a determinate form.
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- adjective Having a
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Could we maybe see this as representing two different existential reactions, one to an absence of meaning (figurated as the vast potentiality of future/space), the other to an overload of meaning (figurated as the deep stratification of history/myth)?
Once More Into The Fray Hal Duncan 2007
There are no -- or few -- contrapuntal formulas, hardly any mere chord progressions broken into arpeggios and figurated designs.
Haydn John F. Runciman 1891
He came to the first passage -- the motive among blossoms and leaves -- a figurated recurrence to the principal theme is in the inner parts -- its polyphonic variant.
Chopin : the Man and His Music James Huneker 1890
The slow emanations of pure tone on the one hand, and the most rapid figurated movement on the other, are subject to ideal limits only, and in both directions the law of beauty is the sole measure of what is possible.
Allegro, I made use of the long drawn notes of the clarinet -- the character of which is quite that of the Adagio -- so as imperceptibly to ease the tempo in this place, where the figurated movement is dissolved into sustained or tremulous tone; so that, in spite of the connecting figure:
As the _Voice_ is the common matter of the _Consonants_, the sharper part of which is (_h_) which is the most simple of them all, and out of which diversly figurated, the rest of them are framed: And they are either the _Sibilants_, which are formed out of _Breath_, which is somewhat compressed or straitned, that the passing _Breath_ breaks forth with a certain kind of _Hissing_, and with violence.
Surdus loquens. English John Conrade Amman 1696
Now that it is the greater congruity of one of the two _contiguous fluids_, then of the other, to the containing _solid_, that causes the separating surfaces to be thus or thus figured: And that it is not because this or that figurated surface is more proper, natural, or peculiar to one of these fluid bodies, then to the other, will appear from this; that the same _fluids_ will by being put into differing _solids_, change their _surfaces_.
a variety of musical forms, ranging from ditties in the folk-song style to figurated chorale and fugue, and more particularly because in it Mozart first disclosed himself as a German composer.
A Book of Operas Their Histories, Their Plots, and Their Music Henry Edward Krehbiel 1888
There are no ” or few ” contrapuntal formulas, hardly any mere chord progressions broken into arpeggios and figurated designs.
Haydn Runciman, John F 1908
Zeitmaass des Allegro wird. "] of the Adagio's tendency towards infinite expansion; there, limitless freedom in the expression of sound, with fluctuating, yet delicately regulated movement; here, the firm rhythm of the figurated accompaniments, imposing the new regulation of a steady and distinct pace -- in the consequences of which, when fully developed, we have got the law that regulates the movement of the