Definition of goat song in English:

goat song


  • 1(The name of) a hymn (supposedly) sung at a sacrifice in Ancient Greece.

  • 2A classical tragedy or a later literary or dramatic work influenced by and in a style characteristic of this genre.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Rymer (?1643–1713), literary critic and historian. After ancient Greek τραγῳδία tragedy.