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plain·song

 (plān′sông′, -sŏng′)
n. Ecclesiastical
1. Gregorian chant.
2. Monophonic medieval liturgical music without strict meter and traditionally sung without accompaniment. In both senses also called plainchant.

[Translation of Medieval Latin cantus plānus.]
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plainsong

(ˈpleɪnˌsɒŋ)
n
(Music, other) the style of unison unaccompanied vocal music used in the medieval Church, esp in Gregorian chant. Also called: plainchant
[C16: translation of Medieval Latin cantus plānus]
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plain•song

(ˈpleɪnˌsɔŋ, -ˌsɒŋ)

n.
the ancient traditional unisonal music of the Christian Church, having its form set and its use prescribed by ecclesiastical tradition.
[1505–15; translation of Medieval Latin cantus plānus]
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plainsong

A nonmetrical church chant.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plainsong - a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Churchplainsong - a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church
chant - a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone
cantus firmus - a melody used as the basis for a polyphonic composition
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Translations

plainsong

[ˈpleɪnsɒŋ] Ncanto m llano
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plainsong

[ˈpleɪnˌsɒŋ] ncanto piano
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Inside, a choir of nuns sang a plain-song, while outside on the steps young songsters harmonized a different sort of hymn, Oasis' "Wonderwall" ("Maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me"), each bringing together the faithful of a different sort.
"I try to pick music to suit the season such as oratorios at Easter, or even medieval plain-song near Christmas, and I can hear the groans as it starts but I always ensure the volume is high," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
It cleverly fused many of Davies's great inspirations: plain-song, folksong and Renaissance polyphony.