Definition of fabliau
What is the definition of "fabliau"?
1. A medieval verse tale characterized by comic, ribald treatment of themes drawn from life.
Use "fabliau" in a sentence
"A fabliau is a brief tale, often little more than an anecdote, with a sharp sting at the end of it; frequently it was in rime; generally satiric in intent, it was full of frank gayety and of playful humor."
"[FN#488] The fabliau is a favourite in the East; this is the third time it has occurred with minor modifications."
"The second lady's trick in the fabliau is a very close parallel to the story in The Nights, vol.v. p. 96. ["
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