Definitions for quodlibetˈkwɒd ləˌbɛt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a subtle or elaborate argument or point of debate, usu. on a theological or scholastic subject.
a fanciful arrangement of usu. familiar tunes in polyphonic relationship.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of quodlibet:
1350–1400; ME < ML quodlibetum; cf. L quod libet what pleases, as you please
an issue that is presented for formal disputation
A form of music with melodies in counterpoint.
A mode of philosophical debate popular in the Middle Ages, in which any question could be posed extemporaneously.
a nice point; a subtilty; a debatable point
a medley improvised by several performers