from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An unaccompanied secular, usually homophonic choral composition, especially of the 19th century.
- n. An unaccompanied secular polyphonic song predating the madrigal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of unaccompanied, often homophonic, vocal composition usually for a few voices or a small choir
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a song in two or more (commonly four) distinct vocal parts.
- n. A song with two or more voice parts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music, a vocal composition for two or more independent voices or parts; loosely, a glee or madrigal, and sometimes a round or catch. Part-songs are usually meant to be sung without accompaniment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a song with two or more voice parts
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