discant

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noun dis·cant \ ˈdis- \

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1 a :a melody or counterpoint sung above the plainsong of the tenor
b :the art of composing or improvising contrapuntal part music; also :the music so composed or improvised
d :a superimposed counterpoint to a simple melody sung typically by some or all of the sopranos
2 :discourse or comment on a theme

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