Definition of penillion in English:

Share this entry

penillion

Pronunciation: /pɛˈnɪ(θ)lɪɒn/
(also pennillion)

plural noun

Improvised verses in Welsh sung to the accompaniment of a harp, especially in contest at an eisteddfod: [as modifier]: penillion singing
More example sentences
  • Penillion is soaked in the Welsh tradition of improvised vocal descants to the harper's melody.
  • Penillion singing therefore allows both the vocalist and the musician to ply their skills within their own frameworks.
  • Pennillion singing is generally a subject in musical competitions.

Origin

Welsh, literally 'stanzas', from pen 'head'.

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.