: a usually unaccompanied song consisting of two or more voice parts with one part carrying the melody

Word History

First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of part-song was in 1731

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“Part-song.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/part-song. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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part-song

noun
ˈpärt-ˌsȯŋ
: a song consisting of two or more voice parts

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