enigmatical canon

Definitions of enigmatical canon
  1. noun
    a canon in which the entrances of successive parts were indicated by cryptic symbols and devices (popular in the 15th and 16th centuries)
    synonyms: enigma canon, enigmatic canon, riddle canon
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    type of:
    canon
    a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts
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