part-song

noun
\ ˈpärt-ˌsȯŋ How to pronounce part-song (audio) \

Definition of part-song

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

First Known Use of part-song

1731, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About part-song

Time Traveler for part-song

Time Traveler

The first known use of part-song was in 1731

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near part-song

parts maker

part-song

part-time

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for part-song

Cite this Entry

“Part-song.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/part-song. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on part-song

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for part-song

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Eponyms: Words Named After People

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!