discant

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

less common spelling of

1a : 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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“Discant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discant. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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