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descant

verb

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1 to give a formal often extended talk on a subject
  • an English professor who loves to descant on his beloved Shakespeare

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2 to produce musical sounds with the voice
  • the world-famous soprano descanted above the melody line

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descant

noun
variants: also discant

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The first known use of descant was in the 14th century

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“Descant.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/descant. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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