meistergesang

noun, often capitalized mei·ster·ge·sang \ˈmīstə(r)gəˌzäŋ\

Definition of meistergesang

plural

meistergesänge

\-ˌzeŋə\
  1. 1 :  one of the songs of the meistersinger consisting of strophic mechanical verse usually didactic or religious in nature and composed according to strict rules to fit a few traditional monophonic melodies

  2. 2 :  the songs of the meistersinger as a literary genre

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Origin and Etymology of meistergesang

German, from Middle High German meistersanc, meistergesanc, from meister master + sanc song, singing (from Old High German sang) or gesanc song, singing, from ge-, collective prefix (from Old High German gi-) + sanc — more at co-, song


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