Definitions

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  • n. A form of Medieval French literature with alternative spoken and sung passages.

Etymologies

From French chantefable, from chanter ("to sing") + fable ("story") (Wiktionary)

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  • A combination of prose and verse (literally, a "sung story"), similar to a prosimetrum.

    August 24, 2009