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descant - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'descant' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Descant [ v. i.]
- Originally, a double song; a melody or counterpoint sung above the plain song of the tenor; a variation of an air; a variation by ornament of the main subject or plain song.
- The upper voice in part music.
- The canto, cantus, or soprano voice; the treble.
- A discourse formed on its theme, like variations on a musical air; a comment or comments.
- To sing a variation or accomplishment.
- To comment freely; to discourse with fullness and particularity; to discourse at large.

Meaning of 'descant' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . descant [ v]
Meaning (1):
- sing by changing register; sing by yodeling
Example in sentence:
  • The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains