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Example sentences from the Web for prick song
Well said, wench; and the prick-song we use shall be our husbands.The Works of John Marston|John Marston
Any song which was printed in various parts was called a prick-song, to distinguish it from one sung extemporaneously or by ear.Sabbath in Puritan New England|Alice Morse Earle
Prick-Song, music pricked or noted down, full of flourish and variety.A History of the Cries of London|Charles Hindley
The point was that it should be extempore; if written down it ceased to be true descant, and was then called 'prick-song.'
This time they are speaking, not of descant, but of Prick-song.
British Dictionary definitions for prick song
- a piece of written vocal music
- vocal music sung from a copy