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songs An ornamental melody or counterpoint sung or played above a layout.
Music The highest component sung partly music.
A discussion or discourse on a theme.
a long discourse on a topic
a counterpoint melody sung or played over the theme
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 simply songs.
The canto, cantus, or soprano vocals; the treble.
A discourse formed on its motif, like variations on a musical environment; a comment or comments.
In music: A counterpoint added to confirmed melody or cantus firmus, and often written above it.
the skill of contriving such a counterpoint, or, in general, of creating part-music. Descant was the initial phase in improvement counterpoint; it started about 1100.
In part-music, the upper part or sound, particularly the soprano or environment.
A varied tune; a song or track with various modulations.
A continued discourse or series of commentary upon a topic; a disquisition; comment; comment.
a decorative music accompaniment (usually improvised) included above a simple melody
To review at length; discourse: "He accustomed descant critically regarding the meals which was in fact at table” ( James Boswell).
musical To sing or play a descant.
musical To sing melodiously.
To sing a variation or achievement.
To comment easily; to discourse with fullness and particularity; to discourse at-large.
To sing or play a descant.
sing by changing sign-up; sing by yodeling
talk at great size about one thing of your interest
In songs, to operate a division or variety because of the sound, on a musical floor in real measure; sing.
to help make copious and varied opinions; discourse; comment over and over in diverse term; expand or live on a matter in a variety of remarks or reviews about it: typically with on or upon before the subject of remark: because, to descant upon the beauties of a scene, or even the shortness of life.