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Noun: descant  'des,kant
  1. A decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    - discant
Verb: descant  'des,kant
  1. Sing in descant
     
  2. Sing by changing register; sing by yodeling
    - yodel, warble, yodle
     
  3. Talk at great length about something of one's interest

Derived forms: descants, descanted, descanting

Type of: accompaniment, backup, discourse, discuss, musical accompaniment, sing, support, talk about

Encyclopedia: Descant