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[Sephardic Hebrew pee-yoot; Ashkenazic Hebrew pee-yoo t] /Sephardic Hebrew piˈyut; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈpi yʊt/
noun, plural Piyyutim
[Sephardic Hebrew pee-yoo-teem; Ashkenazic Hebrew pi-yoo-tim] /Sephardic Hebrew pi yuˈtim; Ashkenazic Hebrew pɪˈyu tɪm/ (Show IPA).
a liturgical poem included in the services on holidays and special Sabbaths in addition to the established prayers. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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(("liturgical poem"), one of several types of liturgical compositions or religious poems, some of which have been incorporated into Jewish liturgy and have become virtually indistinguishable from the mandatory service, especially on the Sabbath and on Jewish religious festivals.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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