canonic canonic  /kə ˈnɑ nək/


  1. (adj) appearing in a biblical canon
  2. (adj) of or relating to or required by canon law
  3. (adj) reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality
  4. (adj) conforming to orthodox or recognized rules


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  • Or in the development section of Beethoven's Eroica symphony, I'm not sure the audience is hearing everythingthe different modulations, the canonic effects.


  • That took some doing since, as Schoenberg pointed out, the Royal Theme "did not admit a single canonic variation".
    on Jan 13, 2005 By: Arnold Schoenberg Source:

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