Meaning of kumpúsu



n. ballad in a minor key treating of love or heroism. It is composed of stanzas of four lines of no set number of syllables and which may have one or two syllables more than the song allows, but at least two of which must be rhymed. The melody may be the same throughout the kumpúsu or two melodies may be alternate, the second modulated four notes higher than the initial; v. compose this sort of ballad.