canticum

[ kan-ti-kuhm ]
/ 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.

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Origin of canticum

<Latin, equivalent to cant(us) song (see canto, chant) + -icum noun suffix; cf. -ic
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