Meaning of Ars Nova in English:

Ars Nova

Pronunciation /ˌɑːz ˈnəʊvə/


  • The style of music and system of notation characteristic of western Europe in the 14th century; especially the style of composition prevalent in France and Italy at this time, distinguished from that of the preceding era by greater polyphonic and rhythmic variety.


Late 19th century. From post-classical Latin ars nova, specific use of classical Latin ars nova the new art from ars + nova, feminine of novus.