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villancico

Line breaks: vil¦lan|cico
Pronunciation: /ˌviːjanˈsiːkəʊ/

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Definition of villancico in English:

noun (plural villancicos /-əʊz/)

A form of Spanish and Portuguese song with short stanzas and a refrain, originally a folk song, later used in sacred music, and now especially as a Christmas carol.

Origin

Spanish, diminutive of villano 'peasant'.

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