part song definition by Webster's New World
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a usually homophonic composition for several voices, intended for choral performance without accompaniment
part song definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An unaccompanied secular, usually homophonic choral composition, especially of the 19th century.
- An unaccompanied secular polyphonic song predating the madrigal.