prick song

noun Archaic.

written music.

Origin of prick song

1400–50; late Middle English, short for pricked song Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for prick song

prick song


  1. a piece of written vocal music
  2. vocal music sung from a copy

Word Origin for prick song

C16: from pricked song, prickt song, from prick (in the sense: to mark out, notate)
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