quodlibet

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quod·li·bet

 (kwŏd′lə-bĕt′)
n.
1.
a. A theological or philosophical issue presented for formal argument or disputation.
b. Formal disputation of such an issue.
2. Music A usually humorous medley.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin quodlibetum, from Latin quod libet, anything at all : quod, what; see kwo- in Indo-European roots + libet, it pleases, third person sing. present tense of libēre, to be pleasing; see leubh- in Indo-European roots.]

quodlibet

(ˈkwɒdlɪˌbɛt)
n
1. (Music, other) a light piece of music based on two or more popular tunes
2. (Theology) a subtle argument, esp one prepared as an exercise on a theological topic
[C14: from Latin, from quod what + libet pleases, that is, whatever you like]
ˌquodliˈbetical adj
ˌquodliˈbetically adv

quod•li•bet

(ˈkwɒd ləˌbɛt)

n.
1. a subtle or elaborate argument or point of debate, usu. on a theological or scholastic subject.
2. a fanciful arrangement of usu. familiar tunes in polyphonic relationship.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin quodlibetum; compare Latin quod libet what pleases, as you please]
quod`li•bet′ic, quod`li•bet′i•cal, adj.

quodlibet

a nice or fine point, as in argument; a subtlety. — quodlibetal, adj.
See also: Argumentation, Philosophy

Quodlibet

 a musical medley; a collection of several airs, 1377.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quodlibet - an issue that is presented for formal disputation
issue - an important question that is in dispute and must be settled; "the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone"; "politicians never discuss the real issues"
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quodlibet

n (Mus) → Quodlibet nt, → (Lieder)potpourri nt