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English → English (WordNet) Definition: descant descant n : a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody [syn: discant] descant v 1: sing in descant 2: sing by changing register; sing by yodeling; “The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains” [syn: yodel, warble] 3: talk at great length about something of one's interest
English → English (gcide) Definition: Descant Descant \Des"cant\ (d[e^]s"k[a^]nt), n. [OF. descant, deschant, F. d['e]chant, discant, LL. discantus, fr. L. dis + cantus singing, melody, fr. canere to sing. See Chant, and cf. Descant, v. i., Discant.] 1. (Mus.) (a) Originally, a double song; a melody or counterpoint sung above the plain song of the tenor; a variation of an air; a variation by ornament of the main subject or plain song. (b) The upper voice in part music. (c) The canto, cantus, or soprano voice; the treble. --Grove. [1913 Webster] Twenty doctors expound one text twenty ways, as children make descant upon plain song. --Tyndale. [1913 Webster] She [the nightingale] all night long her amorous descant sung. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: The term has also been used synonymously with counterpoint, or polyphony, which developed out of the French d['e]chant, of the 12th century. [1913 Webster] 2. A discourse formed on its theme, like variations on a musical air; a comment or comments. [1913 Webster] Upon that simplest of themes how magnificent a descant! --De Quincey. [1913 Webster] Descant \Des*cant"\ (d[e^]s*k[a^]nt"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Descanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Descanting.] [From descant; n.; or directly fr. OF. descanter, deschanter; L. dis- + cantare to sing.] 1. To sing a variation or accomplishment. [1913 Webster] 2. To comment freely; to discourse with fullness and particularity; to discourse at large. [1913 Webster] A virtuous man should be pleased to find people descanting on his actions. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


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