descant on


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Verb1.descant on - sing a descant on a main tune or melody
sing - produce tones with the voice; "She was singing while she was cooking"; "My brother sings very well"
References in classic literature ?
Both the parents died before the Restoration, leaving the little girl to the care of her pious grandmother, la vicomtesse, who survived, in a feeble old age, to descant on the former grandeur of her house, and to sigh, in common with so many others, for le bon vieux temps.