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Definition 1: a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for descant in the sense of this definition

(descant is a kind of ...) a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts

Definition 2: sing by changing register; sing by yodeling - [verb of communication]

Samples where descant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains

Synonyms for descant in the sense of this definition

(descant is a kind of ...) produce tones with the voice

"She was singing while she was cooking" "My brother sings very well"

Definition 3: talk at great length about something of one's interest - [verb of communication]

(descant is a kind of ...) to consider or examine in speech or writing

"The author talks about the different aspects of this question" "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"

Definition 4: sing in descant - [verb of creation]

(descant is a kind of ...) produce tones with the voice

"She was singing while she was cooking" "My brother sings very well"

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