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Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
descant

Plural
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  1. A lengthy discourse on a subject
  2. (music) a counterpoint melody sung or played above the theme

Verb

Infinitive
to descant

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to descant (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To discuss at length.
  2. (intransitive) To sing or play a descant.

Quotations

  • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 121
    Involving some interesting, intellectual trips, she was descanting lightly to right and left.

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