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són

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
són, es; m.
A musical sound, music vocal or instrumental
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  • Nán neát nyste nǽnne andan tó óþrum for ðære mergþe ðæs sónes . . . Hé wæs oflyst ðæs seldcúþan sónes (

    the music of Orpheus' harp

    ),
      Bt. 35, 6; Fox 168, 11, 23.
  • Ða hearpan strengas se hearpere sníðe ungelíce tiéhþ and styreþ and mid ðý gedéþ ðæt hí náwuht ungelíce ðæm sóne ne singaþ ðe hé wilnaþ

    chordas tangendi artifex, ut non sibimetipsi dissimile canticum faciat, dissimiliter pulsat,

      Past. 23; Swt. 175, 8.
  • Gif hit mycel geférǽden is sýn hý (the psalms) mid antefene gesungere, gif seó geférǽden lytel is, sýn hý forðrihte bútan sóne gesungene

    si major congregatio fuerit cum antiphonis, si vero minor in directum psallantur,

      R. Ben. 41, 9.
  • In efnum sónum

    iu consonantibus,

      Mk. Skt. p, 1, 13.
  • Sónas tó singanne on cyricean

    sonos cantandi in ecclesia,

      Bd. 4, 2; S. 565, 35.
Etymology
[Icel. sónn. From Latin.]
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