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Dictionary entry overview: What does plainsong mean?
• PLAINSONG (noun)
The noun PLAINSONG has 1 sense:
1. a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church
Familiarity information: PLAINSONG used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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A liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church
Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
Hypernyms ("plainsong" is a kind of...):
chant (a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone)
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "plainsong"):
cantus firmus (a melody used as the basis for a polyphonic composition)
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