plainchant

noun
plain·​chant | \ ˈplān-ˌchant How to pronounce plainchant (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Also, just announced: the Jack Quartet, performing more modern pieces from John Zorn, Chaya Czernowin, and Marcos Balter, along with a new arrangement of medieval plainchant from Jack violinist Christopher Otto. Corey Seymour, Vogue, 13 Aug. 2018 Accompanied on historical instruments, scenes from the drama will be interwoven with polyphony, plainchant and instrumental improvisation. Gerri Marmer, Washington Post, 5 May 2017

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First Known Use of plainchant

1740, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plainchant

French plain-chant, literally, plain song

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“Plainchant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plainchant. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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