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des•cant



Pronunciation: (
n., adj.des'kant;
v.des-kant', dis-),
[key]
n.
1. Music.
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.

adj.
Music, Chiefly Brit.
a. soprano: a descant recorder.
b. treble: a descant viol.

v.i.
1. Music.to sing.
2. to comment or discourse at great length. Also,discant.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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