villancico

noun
vi·​llan·​ci·​co | \ ˌvēlyənˈthē(ˌ)kō \
plural -s

Definition of villancico

1 : a Spanish part-song resembling the madrigal
2 : a cantata or anthem sung in the churches

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History and Etymology for villancico

Spanish, from obsolete Spanish villán peasant, villein, from Medieval Latin villanus

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“Villancico.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/villancico. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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