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pl n singular penill (pɪˈnɪl)
  1. the Welsh art or practice of singing poetry in counterpoint to a traditional melody played on the harp
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Word Origin

from Welsh: verses, plural of penill verse, stanza
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Historical Examples

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

    The Comical Adventures of Twm Shon Catty

    T. J. Llewelyn Prichard

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