- a piece of music composed for certain words.
- a piece of music composed for a particular medium, or arranged for other than the original medium.
Origin of setting
Synonyms for setting
Examples from the Web for unsetting
Historical Examples of unsetting
Sometimes it has burned so brightly, it has been my morning and evening star, my rising, but unsetting sun.Ernest Linwood
Caroline Lee Hentz
late 14c., "fact or action of setting (something), putting, placing, planting," verbal noun from set (v.).
Meaning "place, location, site" is late 14c. Surgical sense, with reference to broken bones, etc., is from early 15c. In reference to heavenly bodies, from c.1400. Also in Middle English "act of creation; thing created" (c.1400). In reference to mounts for jewels, etc. from 1815; meaning "background, history, environment" is attested from 1841.