prime
(prime)


[Lat., first hour of the day] - [Ger., unison]


  1. The interval of a unison.

    See also [Eng.] unison; [Eng.] prime; [Fr.] unisson (m); [Ger.] Prime (f); [It.] unisono (m).

  2. The original form of a row in twelve-tone music.

  3. The third service of the Divine Office, usually performed at 6:00 a.m. The service consists of several responsories and psalms which are sung.


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