[oh-see-uh] /oʊˈsi ə/

(indicating an alternative, usually easier, version of a passage in a musical score) or; or else.


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    [os-ee-an-ik, osh-ee-] /ˌɒs iˈæn ɪk, ˌɒʃ i-/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Ossian, the poetry attributed to him, or the rhythmic prose published by James Macpherson in 1762–63, purporting to be a translation from the Scots Gaelic. 2. grandiloquent; bombastic. /ˌɒsɪˈænɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or reminiscent of Ossian, a legendary […]

  • Ossicle

    [os-i-kuh l] /ˈɒs ɪ kəl/ noun 1. a small bone. /ˈɒsɪkəl/ noun 1. a small bone, esp one of those in the middle ear n. 1570s, from Latin ossiculum, diminutive of os “bone” (see osseous). ossicle os·si·cle (ŏs’ĭ-kəl) n. A small bone, especially one of the three bones of the middle ear that are articulated […]

  • Ossiculectomy

    ossiculectomy os·sic·u·lec·to·my (ŏ-sĭk’yə-lěk’tə-mē) n. Surgical removal of the ossicles of the middle ear.

  • Ossiculotomy

    ossiculotomy os·si·cu·lot·o·my (ŏ-sĭk’yə-lŏt’ə-mē) n. Surgical division of an ossicle of the middle ear or of a fibrous band causing ankylosis between two ossicles.

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