Definition of notes inégales in English:

notes inégales

plural noun

  • (in baroque music) notes performed by convention in an uneven rhythm though notated as equal in the score.

    • ‘The preface tells us that he avoided the use of tempo rubato, notes inégales in scale passages, and ritardandos at cadence points.’

Origin

French, literally unequal notes.

Pronunciation:

notes inégales

/ˌnəʊts ɪneɪˈɡɑːl/