prick song

noun

Definition of prick song

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

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prick%20song. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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