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A polyphonic composition based on a sacred text and usually sung without accompaniment.
[Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of mot, word; see mot.]
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(Roman Catholic Church) a polyphonic choral composition used as an anthem in the Roman Catholic service
[C14: from Old French, diminutive of mot word; see mot1]
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an unaccompanied, polyphonic choral composition usu. on a sacred text.
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A piece of polyphonic sacred music for unaccompanied voices.
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|Noun||1.||motet - an unaccompanied choral composition with sacred lyrics; intended to be sung as part of a church service; originated in the 13th century|
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motet[məʊˈtet] N → motete m
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n → Motette f
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