cantus

noun
can·​tus | \ ˈkan-təs How to pronounce cantus (audio) \
plural cantus\ ˈkan-​təs How to pronounce cantus (audio) , ˈkan-​ˌtüs How to pronounce cantus (audio) \

Definition of cantus

2 : the principal melody or voice

First Known Use of cantus

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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