a medieval poem or song of heroic or satirical character, as composed by a troubadour.
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How to use sirvente in a sentence
If he had a turn for dramatics he had certainly indulged it now, and given himself strong meat for a new sirvente of Kings.The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay | Maurice Hewlett
The sirvente was a song of war or politics, sometimes satirical, sometimes in praise of the exploits of a generous patron.Woman's Work in Music | Arthur Elson
The rhymes in the sirvente differed from what we consider correct by consisting always of a repetition of the same word.Woman's Work in Music | Arthur Elson
sirvente, sir-vont′, n. a satirical song of the 12th-13th century trouvres and troubadours.
A sirvente by an anonymous troubadour shows how anxiously he was expected in Languedoc.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume I | Henry Charles Lea
British Dictionary definitions for sirvente
a verse form employed by the troubadours of Provence to satirize moral or political themes
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