cantus

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noun can·tus \ˈkan-təs\

Definition of cantus

plural

cantus

play \ˈkan-təs, ˈkan-ˌtüs\
  1. 1 :  cantus firmus

  2. 2 :  the principal melody or voice

1590

First Known Use of cantus

1590

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