discant

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noun dis·cant \ˈdis-\

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  1. 1a :  a melody or counterpoint sung above the plainsong of the tenorb :  the art of composing or improvising contrapuntal part music; also :  the music so composed or improvisedc :  soprano, trebled :  a superimposed counterpoint to a simple melody sung typically by some or all of the sopranos

  2. 2 :  discourse or comment on a theme


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