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descant

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music
descantdes‧cant /ˈdeskænt/ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 APMa tune that is played or sung above the main tune in a piece of music
Examples from the Corpus
descantHe knows that one card trick is much like another, a descant of deftness that can t be stretched.And, like a descant, the women.
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