Q

Q --In music notation, the letter appearing in cello music indicating that the thumb is to be pressed across the strings to stop them.

Qanon --Ancient musical instrument of Turkey, better known as kanoon (q.v.).

Qaysaria --An Arabic word applied generally to any exhibition, demonstration, or bazaar. While not necessarily limited to art exhibits, it is used widely to describe the fairs and bazaars at which fine fabrics are displayed.

Qeres --In Egyptian mummification practice, (1) a general term applied to all of the funerary equipment employed from start to finish of the process, including the hook, Ethiopan stone, perfumes, preservatives, sewing appliances, linen swathings, wooden case, etc.; (2) specifically, the technique of wrapping the corpse in the almost endless linen bandages. In this sense, it is frequently found to have been spelled qes. See mummification and mummy cloth.

Qibla --The direction toward Mecca; the usual orientation of a mosque. The direction in which the faithful face after being called to prayer by the muezzin on the minaret balcony (q.v.).

Quadra --In classical sculpture and architecture, (1) a square frame or border enclosing a bas-relief; (2) the plinth of a podium; (3) any small molding of plain or square section, as one of the fillets above and below the scotia of the Ionic base; (4) generally, any outline, border or framework. An excellent specimen is the quadra ANNUNCIATION by Luca della Robbia, in the Borgo San Jacopo, Florence, showing a double frame surrounding religious figures carved in relief.

Quadrel --In provincial architecture, a square brick, tile or stone, esp. a whitish, air-dried brick made of chalky earth.

Quadriga --In classical antiquity, a twowheeled chariot drawn by four horses, all harnessed abreast. It was used for racing in the Greek Olympian games, and in the circensian games of the Romans. The quadriga was often represented on the reverse of Greek coins, esp. those of Sicily, and is of frequent occurrence in sculpture, esp. as the crowning feature of a colossal monument. Found also in vase-paintings.

Quadrille -- A type of square dance wherein four couples participate, the dance itself having no prescribed meter. Formerly of five movements, each complete in itself, it now usually consists of three. See also lancers.

Quadripartite --In music, a composition for four voices; a quartet; a composition in four parts for voices or instruments.

Quadripartite vault --In architecture, a vault of four distinct parts; any vault supported by ribs in such fashion that two diagonal ribs divide the quadrangle below the vault into two triangles.

Quadrivium --In the studies at medieval universities, the four branches of learning including geometry, astronomy, arithmetic and music. The remaining three of the seven liberal arts and sciences, known collectively as the trivium, were (and are) grammar, logic and rhetoric.

Quadrum --In music notation, the sign (♮) for a natural (q.v.).

Quadruplet --In music, a group of four

-562-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Dictionary of the Arts
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Introduction v
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • A 1
  • B 62
  • C 119
  • D 203
  • E 236
  • F 260
  • G 290
  • H 318
  • I 343
  • J 359
  • K 368
  • L 385
  • M 411
  • N 455
  • O 471
  • P 490
  • Q 562
  • R 567
  • S 605
  • T 692
  • U 744
  • V 751
  • W 767
  • X 782
  • Y 785
  • Z 792
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 797

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.