prick song


Definition of prick song

1 obsolete : music that is written down
2a : descant as distinguished from the cantus firmus
b : contrapuntal music

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History and Etymology for prick song

Middle English prikked song, from prikked pricked (i.e., dotted or written) + song

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“Prick song.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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