cantus

noun

can·​tus ˈkan-təs How to pronounce cantus (audio)
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: the principal melody or voice

Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cantus was in 1590

Dictionary Entries Near cantus

Cite this Entry

“Cantus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cantus. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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