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prick song

noun, Archaic.
1.
written music.
2.
descant (def 1a).
Origin
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English, short for pricked song
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British Dictionary definitions for prick song

prick song

noun
1.
(obsolete)
  1. a piece of written vocal music
  2. vocal music sung from a copy
Word Origin
C16: from pricked song, prickt song, from prick (in the sense: to mark out, notate)
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