estampie

noun

es·​tam·​pie ˌe-ˌstäm-ˈpē How to pronounce estampie (audio)
variants or less commonly estampida
plural estampies also estampidas
: a usually textless, monophonic musical work of the late Middle Ages consisting of several repeated units that probably accompanied a dance

Word History

Etymology

estampie from French, from Old French, modification of Old Provençal estampida noise, chatter, dispute, from estampida, feminine of estampit, past participle of estampir to resound, repeat, stamp, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English stempan to stamp

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“Estampie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/estampie. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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