a group of art songs that are usually all by the same poet and composer and have a unifying subject or idea.
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Origin of song cycle
First recorded in 1895–1900
Words nearby song cycle
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Example sentences from the Web for song cycle
In this song-cycle of nine poems we are shown the death of a woman's heart.Browning's Heroines|Ethel Colburn Mayne
British Dictionary definitions for song cycle
any of several groups of songs written by composers during and after the Romantic period, each series employing texts, usually by one poet, relating a story or grouped around a central motif
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