a song with parts for several voices, especially one meant to be sung without accompaniment.
a song composed in harmonized parts
(in more technical usage) a piece of homophonic choral music in which the topmost part carries the melody
[adjective pahrt-tahym; adverb pahrt-tahym] /adjective ˈpɑrtˌtaɪm; adverb ˈpɑrtˈtaɪm/ adjective 1. employed to work, used, expected to function, etc., less than the usual or full time: a part-time clerk. 2. lasting, requiring, or being in force only a part of the time: part-time employment; part-time jobs. adverb 3. on a part-time basis: to work part-time. noun […]
[pahrt-tahy-mer] /ˈpɑrtˈtaɪ mər/ noun 1. a person who works, attends school, etc., less than full time.
[pahr-too r-ee-uh nt, -tyoo r-] /pɑrˈtʊər i ənt, -ˈtyʊər-/ adjective 1. bearing or about to bear young; travailing. 2. pertaining to parturition. 3. bringing forth or about to produce something, as an idea. /pɑːˈtjʊərɪənt/ adjective 1. of or relating to childbirth 2. giving birth 3. producing or about to produce a new idea, etc adj. […]
- Parturient canal
parturient canal n. See birth canal.