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Word of the Day 02/25/18 Quodlibet

Quodlibet (noun)
quodlibet [kwod-luh-bet]


noun
1. a subtle or elaborate argument or point of debate, usually on a theological or scholastic subject.
2. Music. a humorous composition consisting of two or more independent and harmonically complementary melodies, usually quotations of well-known tunes, played or sung together, usually to different texts, in a polyphonic arrangement.



Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin quodlibetum; compare Latin quod libet what pleases, as you please

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