/ (pɪˈnɪlɪən) /
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pl n singular penill (pɪˈnɪl)
the Welsh art or practice of singing poetry in counterpoint to a traditional melody played on the harp
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Word Origin for penillion
from Welsh: verses, plural of penill verse, stanza
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Example sentences from the Web for penillion
But I like to be at peace with my neighbours, and waft them "penillion" instead of dealing the "cleddyfal" of Llewellyn.'The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith
Penillion singing succeeded; in which the minstrels of Merionethshire excelled.The Comical Adventures of Twm Shon Catty|T. J. Llewelyn Prichard