plural noun
pe·​nil·​lion | \ pə̇ˈnilyən \

Definition of penillion

: originally improvised but now usually traditional Welsh verses and melody sung (as in an eisteddfod) in counterpoint to a familiar tune played on the harp

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History and Etymology for penillion

Welsh, plural of penill verse

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“Penillion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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