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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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plainsongplain‧song /ˈpleɪnsɒŋ $ -sɒːŋ/ (also plainchant) noun [uncountable]  APMa type of old Christian church music in which people sing a simple tune without musical instruments
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plainsongMost chanting is unaccompanied, often because no one is available with the required skill, especially to accompany plainsong.They gather only for services of prayer and plainsong.
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