lied

2 [leed; German leet]
noun, plural lieder [lee-der; German lee-duhr] .
a typically 19th-century German art song characterized by the setting of a poetic text in either strophic or through-composed style and the treatment of the piano and voice in equal artistic partnership: Schubert lieder.

Origin:
1850–55; < German

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lied (liːd, German liːt)
 
n , pl lieder
music any of various musical settings for solo voice and piano of a romantic or lyrical poem, for which composers such as Schubert, Schumann, and Wolf are famous
 
[from German: song]

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lied
1852, from Ger., lit. "song," from M.H.G. liet, from O.H.G. liod, from P.Gmc. *leuthan (see laud).
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lie (lī)
n.
The manner or position in which something is situated, especially the relation that the long axis of a fetus bears to that of its mother.

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lieder [(lee-duhr)]

The plural of lied, the German word for “song.” It refers to art songs in German mainly from the nineteenth century. The most notable composer of lieder was Franz Schubert.

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