Pro*la"tion (?), n. [L. prolatio: cf. F. prolation.]

1.

The act of prolating or pronouncing; utterance; pronunciation.

[Obs.] Ray.

2.

The act of deferring; delay.

[Obs.]

Ainsworth.

3. Mus.

A mediaeval method of determining of the proportionate duration of semibreves and minims.

Busby.

 

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