Villanella

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Villanella (Mus) An old rustic dance, accompanied with singing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n villanella An Italian rustic partsong without accompaniment, the precursor of the more refined and artistic canzonetta and madrigal. It was not supposed to be amenable to the strict rules of composition. Also villotte.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., a pretty country girl