—v.des-kant', dis-), [key]
a. a melody or counterpoint accompanying a simple musical theme and usually written above it.
b. (in part music) the soprano.
c. a song or melody.
2. a variation upon anything; comment on a subject.
Music, Chiefly Brit.
a. soprano: a descant recorder.
b. treble: a descant viol.
1. Music.to sing.
2. to comment or discourse at great length. Also,discant.
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