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Laude, laudi or lodi (Singular lauda, 'praise') were non-liturgical religious songs in Italian. In the middle ages they were performed by dedicated confraternities as monophonic songs; by the time of the counterreformation polyphonic laude bordered other vernacular genres like the frottola and oratorio.