[ kan-ti-kuh m ]
/ ˈkæn tɪ kəm /

noun, plural can·ti·ca [kan-ti-kuh] /ˈkæn tɪ kə/.

part of an ancient Roman drama chanted or sung and accompanied by music.
Compare diverbium.

Origin of canticum

< Latin, equivalent to cant(us) song (see canto, chant) + -icum noun suffix; cf. -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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