Definition of quodlibet in English:

quodlibet

Syllabification: quod·li·bet
Pronunciation: /ˈkwädləˌbet
 
/

noun

1 archaic A topic for or exercise in philosophical or theological discussion.
2 literary A lighthearted medley of well-known tunes.
More example sentences
  • As you know, a quodlibet contrapuntally mingles independent tunes, like ‘Humoresque’ and ‘Way Down upon the Swanee River.’
  • From this he generates canons, overtures, duets, fugues, 3-part sinfonias, and even the famous quodlibet, in which several tunes sound simultaneously.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin, from quod 'what' + libet 'it pleases'.

Derivatives

quodlibetarian

Pronunciation: /ˌkwädləbiˈte(ə)rēən/
noun

Definition of quodlibet in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day meretricious
Pronunciation: ˌmɛrɪˈtrɪʃəs
adjective
apparently attractive but having no real value...