A little amorous poem, sometimes called a pastoral poem, containing some tender and delicate, though simple, thought.
- A song for two or three unaccompanied voices, developed in Italy in the late 13th and early 14th centuries.
- A short poem, often about love, suitable for being set to music.
- A polyphonic song using a vernacular text and written for four to six voices, developed in Italy in the 16th century and popular in England in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
- A part song.