lay

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1lay

noun

Definition of LAY

1
a rhythmic series of musical tones arranged to give a pleasing effect <the minstrel strummed a cheerful lay on his lute>
Synonyms air, lay, song, strain, tune, warble
Related Words descant (also discant); cadence, measure, meter, rhythm; ballad, ditty, hymn, lyric, madrigal
2
a short musical composition for the human voice often with instrumental accompaniment <she sang a short lay in dedication to her husband>

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