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[kan-ti-kuh m]
noun, plural can·ti·ca [kan-ti-kuh] /ˈkæn tɪ kə/.
  1. part of an ancient Roman drama chanted or sung and accompanied by music.
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Compare diverbium.

Origin of canticum

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

  • The comparison is the more apt, as about two-thirds of the illustrative scenes referred to in the next paragraph are in canticum.

    The Dramatic Values in Plautus

    Wilton Wallace Blancke

  • Then followed Psalms 8, 62, and 66; "Canticum Moysi" in its own tone.

  • Several copies of the 'Canticum' have been found, coloured and uncoloured.

  • Habes quod semper sitisti; decanta Canticum, quia per malitiam hominum non per tuam religionem, orbem vicisti.