noun sir·vente \sir-ˈvänt\
plural sir·ventes \-ˈvänt, -ˈvän(t)s, -ˈven-təs\

Definition of SIRVENTE

:  a usually moral or religious song of the Provençal troubadours satirizing social vices

Variants of SIRVENTE

sir·vente or sir·ven·tes \-ˈven-təs\

Origin of SIRVENTE

French, from Occitan sirventes, literally, servant's song, from sirvent servant, from Latin servient-, serviens, present participle of servire to serve
First Known Use: 1819


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