Definition of Meane

1. Noun. (archaic music) The middle voice of a three-voice polyphonic musical composition. ¹



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Definition of Meane

1. to lament [v MEANED, MEANING, MEANES] - See also: lament

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meane

meandering
meandering(a)
meanderingly
meanderings
meanders
meanderthal
meanderthals
meandrian
meandric
meandric number
meandric numbers
meandrina
meandrinas
meandrous
meandry
meane (current term)
meaned
meaner
meaners
meanes
meaness
meanest
meaneth
meanie
meanies
meanin'
meaning
meaning(a)
meaning of life
meaningful

Literary usage of Meane

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1. The History of English Dramatic Poetry to the Time of Shakespeare: And by John Payne Collier (1831)
"Of all these partes no parte doth well ' Without the meane, which doth excell. ' To highe, to lowe, to londe, to softe, ' To fewe, to manic at a parte alone ..."

2. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"By a Kat they meane destruction. By a Flye, they meane ... By the Ant running into the Corne, they meane provision. By a man walking in water without a hed, ..."

3. A Bibliographical and Critical Account of the Rarest Books in the English by John Payne Collier (1866)
"... much paper without meane or measure." His thoughts are oftener far-fetched than new or appropriate; and he was overweening in his self- estimate. ..."

4. Elizabethan Critical Essays by George Gregory Smith (1904)
"I am not ignorant that many good clerkes be contrary to mine opinion, and say that the loftie style may be decently vsed in a meane and base subiect & 30 ..."

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