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PLAINSONG

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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 


PLAINSONG (noun)


Sense 1plainsong [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Gregorian chant; plainchant; plainsong

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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