dis·​cant ˈdi-ˌskant How to pronounce discant (audio)

less common spelling of descant

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

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Recent Examples on the Web WaterCube uses a proprietary liquid discant which can extract thousands of gallons of water from the atmosphere in a day, even in relatively dry climates. Greg Autry, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021

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“Discant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discant. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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