Definition of quodlibet in English:

quodlibet

noun

  • 1archaic A topic for or exercise in philosophical or theological discussion.

  • 2literary A lighthearted medley of well-known tunes.

    • ‘From this he generates canons, overtures, duets, fugues, 3-part sinfonias, and even the famous quodlibet, in which several tunes sound simultaneously.’
    • ‘As you know, a quodlibet contrapuntally mingles independent tunes, like ‘Humoresque’ and ‘Way Down upon the Swanee River.’’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin, from quod ‘what’ + libet ‘it pleases’.

Pronunciation

quodlibet

/ˈkwädləˌbet/