noun Ab·ge·sang \ˈäp-gə-ˌzäng\

Definition of Abgesang

  1. :  the concluding section in musical and poetic bar form — compare 1stollen

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Origin and Etymology of abgesang

borrowed from German Abgesang, from ab- “down, from” (going back to Old High German ab, aba, preposition) + Gesang “song, singing,” going back to Middle High German gesanc, from ge-, collective prefix (going back to Old High German ge-, ga-) + sanc “song, singing,” going back to Old High German — more at 1of, co-, song

First Known Use: 1858

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a brief usually trivial fact

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