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part of an ancient Roman drama chanted or sung and accompanied by music.
Historical Examples

The Dramatic Values in Plautus Wilton Wallace Blancke
Letters of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy from Italy and Switzerland Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
A Brief History of Wood-engraving from Its Invention Joseph Cundall
A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4) Richard Baxter


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