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1. plainchant

noun. a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church.

Synonyms

  • cantus firmus
  • chant
  • plainsong

Etymology

  • chant (English)
  • chanter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • plain (English)
  • plain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Example sentences of the word plainchant


1. Noun, singular or mass
Monastery chapels rang with the haunting refrains of plainchant as monks chanted the Divine Office, a cappella, from predawn to evening.

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