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descant

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of descant

  1. 1 to give a formal often extended talk on a subject an English professor who loves to descant on his beloved Shakespeare Synonyms of descant declaim, talk, discourse, expatiate, harangue, lecture, orate, speakWords Related to descant recite, soliloquize; dissert, expound, pontificate, sermonize; mouth, spout; filibuster

  2. 2 to produce musical sounds with the voice the soprano descanted above the melody line Synonyms of descant carol, chant, sing, vocalizeWords Related to descant belt, croon, harmonize, hum, lilt, quaver, scat, sharp, slur, trill, troll, warble, yodel; serenade


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