plainchant

[ pleyn-chant, -chahnt ]
/ ˈpleɪnˌtʃænt, -ˌtʃɑnt /

noun

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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
/ (ˈpleɪnˌtʃɑːnt) /

noun

another name for plainsong

Word Origin for plainchant

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