Liedertafel

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Liedertafel (plural Liedertafeln) (Ger.). Song table. Name given to Ger. male-v. singing socs. which flourished in the nationalistic climate of the early 19th cent. Originally convivial occasions at which the members sat round a table with refreshments, but the aims later became more artistic. Particularly assoc. with expatriates.

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