ETYM French, a dim. of mot word; cf. Italian mottetto, dim. of motto word, device. Related to Mot, Motto.
A composition adapted to sacred words in the elaborate polyphonic church style; an anthem.
Kind of unaccompanied part-song or anthem.
Sacred, polyphonic music for unaccompanied voices in a form that originated in 13th-century Europe.
(Musique) Composition vocale souvent religieuse.