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plainchant

[pleyn-chant, -chahnt]
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noun
  1. plainsong(defs 1, 2).
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Origin of plainchant

1720–30; plain1 + chant, modeled on French plain-chant
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British Dictionary definitions for plainchant

plainchant

noun
  1. another name for plainsong
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Word Origin

C18: from French, rendering Medieval Latin cantus plānus; see plain 1
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