Definition of quinible



  1. 1 obsolete :  a musical descant in fifths

  2. 2 obsolete :  a voice part one octave higher than the treble

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Origin and Etymology of quinible

Middle English, from Latin quini five each, five + Middle English -ible (as in trible treble) — more at treble

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a brief usually trivial fact

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