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DISCANT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does discant mean? 

DISCANT (noun)
  The noun DISCANT has 1 sense:

1. a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody

  Familiarity information: DISCANT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISCANT (noun)


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Meaning:

A decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

descant; discant

Hypernyms ("discant" is a kind of...):

accompaniment; backup; musical accompaniment; support (a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts)


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