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- n. A form of Medieval French literature with alternative spoken and sung passages.
From French chantefable, from chanter ("to sing") + fable ("story") (Wiktionary)
These epics are generally shot through with verses of poetry and often with whole poems, just as in the case of the French chantefable, "Aucassin et Nicollet".
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