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discant

  

      n  
      vb      a variant of       descant       1, 3, 4  
  discanter      n  
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descant  
      n  
1      (Also called)    discant          a decorative counterpoint added above a basic melody  
2    a comment, criticism, or discourse  
      adj  
3      (Also)    discant          of or pertaining to the highest member in common use of a family of musical instruments  
a descant recorder     
      vb   intr  
4      (Also)    discant          often foll by: on or upon   to compose or perform a descant (for a piece of music)  
5    often foll by: on or upon   to discourse at length or make varied comments  
     (C14: from Old Northern French, from Medieval Latin discanthus, from Latin dis-1 + cantus song; see chant)  
  descanter      n  


discant         
      n  
      vb      a variant of       descant       1, 3, 4  
  discanter      n  

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