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penillion

/ pɪˈnɪlɪən /

plural noun

  1. the Welsh art or practice of singing poetry in counterpoint to a traditional melody played on the harp


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Word History and Origins

Origin of penillion1

from Welsh: verses, plural of penill verse, stanza
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Example Sentences

But I like to be at peace with my neighbours, and waft them "penillion" instead of dealing the "cleddyfal" of Llewellyn.'

Penillion singing succeeded; in which the minstrels of Merionethshire excelled.

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