quodlibet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quod libet (that which is pleasing).

Noun[edit]

quodlibet (plural quodlibets)

  1. (music) A form of music with melodies in counterpoint.
  2. (art) A form of trompe l'oeil which realistically renders domestic items (paper-knives, playing-cards, ribbons, etc).
  3. (card games) A card game that combines several different contracts.
  4. (philosophy) A mode of philosophical debate popular in the Middle Ages, in which any question could be posed extemporaneously.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin quodlibet, from Latin quod libet (literally that which is pleasing).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quodlibet m (invariable)

  1. (philosophy) quodlibet
  2. (music) quodlibet

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References[edit]

  • quodlibet in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

quodlibet

  1. nominative/accusative neuter singular of quīlibet