fabliau

noun fab·li·au \ ˈfa-blē-ˌō \

Definition of fabliau

plural fabliaux play \ˈfa-blē-ˌō(z)\
:a short, usually comic, frankly coarse, and often cynical tale in verse popular especially in the 12th and 13th centuries

Origin and Etymology of fabliau

French, from Old French, diminutive of fable


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to praise usually to excess

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