A monophonic folk music composition, vocal or instrumental, with or without text, consisting of one or more sections. Niggunim can sometimes be up to twenty eight or even thirty two sections. see for example the great 'Azkara' niggun of the Modzhitz dynasty (Vinaver, no. 47, pp. 156-163). The term niggun is Hasidic in origin and is the most frequent meaning of niggun in written and oral usage.

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