accentus

noun
ac·​cen·​tus | \ akˈsentəs \
plural accentus

Definition of accentus

: the part of the church service sung or recited by the priest and his assistants at the altar usually in monotone contrasted with concentus

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First Known Use of accentus

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accentus

Medieval Latin, from Latin, accent

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“Accentus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accentus. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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