discant


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dis·cant

 (dĭs′kănt′)
n.
Variant of descant..
v. (dĭs′kănt′, dĭ-skănt′)
Variant of descant..

discant

n
(Music, other) a variant of descant1, descant3, descant4
vb
(Music, other) a variant of descant1, descant3, descant4
disˈcanter n

des•cant

(n. ˈdɛs kænt; v. dɛsˈkænt, dɪs-)

also discant



n.
1.
a. a melody or counterpoint accompanying a simple musical theme and usu. written above it.
b. (in part music) the soprano.
c. a song or melody.
2. a commentary upon a subject.
v.i.
3. to discourse at great length.
[1350–1400; Middle English discant, descaunt < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin discanthus= Latin dis- dis-1 + cantus song]

discant


Past participle: discanted
Gerund: discanting

Imperative
discant
discant
Present
I discant
you discant
he/she/it discants
we discant
you discant
they discant
Preterite
I discanted
you discanted
he/she/it discanted
we discanted
you discanted
they discanted
Present Continuous
I am discanting
you are discanting
he/she/it is discanting
we are discanting
you are discanting
they are discanting
Present Perfect
I have discanted
you have discanted
he/she/it has discanted
we have discanted
you have discanted
they have discanted
Past Continuous
I was discanting
you were discanting
he/she/it was discanting
we were discanting
you were discanting
they were discanting
Past Perfect
I had discanted
you had discanted
he/she/it had discanted
we had discanted
you had discanted
they had discanted
Future
I will discant
you will discant
he/she/it will discant
we will discant
you will discant
they will discant
Future Perfect
I will have discanted
you will have discanted
he/she/it will have discanted
we will have discanted
you will have discanted
they will have discanted
Future Continuous
I will be discanting
you will be discanting
he/she/it will be discanting
we will be discanting
you will be discanting
they will be discanting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been discanting
you have been discanting
he/she/it has been discanting
we have been discanting
you have been discanting
they have been discanting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been discanting
you will have been discanting
he/she/it will have been discanting
we will have been discanting
you will have been discanting
they will have been discanting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been discanting
you had been discanting
he/she/it had been discanting
we had been discanting
you had been discanting
they had been discanting
Conditional
I would discant
you would discant
he/she/it would discant
we would discant
you would discant
they would discant
Past Conditional
I would have discanted
you would have discanted
he/she/it would have discanted
we would have discanted
you would have discanted
they would have discanted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.discant - a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melodydiscant - a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
musical accompaniment, accompaniment, backup, support - a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
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Y mejor lo asento en los edictos publicos la sabiduria romana de entonces: Indocti discant, et ament meminisse periti, o sea, "Que los ignorantes aprendan y que los doctos gusten de recordar".
165: 'iuniores discant legere et cantare, ut divinum officium valeant exercere; grammaticalia vero et auctores discere non oportet.
45) Ne exasperati iracundi fiant, qui exemplo vestro patientiam discere debuissent (SEDULIO, Colossenses: 229C); Id est, ut non exasperati a vobis fiant iracundi, id est leves ad irascendum, sed vestro exemplo discant esse patientes (HAIMO, Colossenses: 762D); Ne coarctati ab eis delinquant in illos et Deum offendant (.
42, may serve as an example of such a discant piece and can be dated to the beginning of the 14th century.
Scribite, scriptores" the Timaeus seems to urge its readers, "ut discant posteriores" (write, writers, so that posterity may learn) (22); in turn, the Song of Roland provides an example of how French-language clergie responds to that challenge.
Unde Ovidius puellis amorem virorum allicere cupientibus praecipit ut cantare discant.
William Livingston, A Discant on the Origin, Nature, Use, and Abuse of Civil Government, THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, July 12, 1753, reprinted in THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, OR WEEKLY ESSAYS ON SUNDRY IMPORTANT SUBJECTS, BY WILLIAM LIVINGSTON AND OTHERS 285, 286 (Milton Klein ed.
iuvenibus adhibendi sunt comites quorum monitis discant et conscientia retrahantur et imitatione proficiant.
Praetorius provides the figured bass together with an accompanying Discant pro Organo to help young organists in his Puercinium (Wolfenbuttel, 1621).
The historical root of this apparent anomaly lies in the standard clausulae of discant theory and in the primacy within these exempla of the falling tone in the tenor.
Nam ipsa natura nos in paruulis docet quod prius sonos meditantur loquendi ut loqui discant.