Pronunciation: (kwod'lu-bet"), [key]
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.
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