Noun(1) a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised
Verb(1) sing in descant(2) sing by changing register; sing by yodeling(3) talk at great length about something of one's interest
(1) It was an enjoyable evening but the danger of where we seem to be going kept reasserting itself like a descant to the pleasant sound of casual conversation.(2) Jacques told me that everyone was in such awe when I sang it, no one would sing the descant while I was at college.(3) In some hymnals a descant is provided for the refrain.(4) his descant of deprivation(5) These wonderful letters are a descant to the two recent major biographies.(6) A soaring girl soprano descant adds another heavenly layer to the already rich texture.(7) Intoxicated with the idea, she ran through many a melodious descant , till, touching on the first strains of 'Thusa ha measg na reultan mor', she saw Wallace start from his contemplative position, and with a pale countenance leave the room.(8) During the descant finale, however, instinct won out.(9) I hear the wood thrush piping one mellow descant more(10) The song is presented in three arrangements - in three parts with descant, in one part with a descant and in three parts without a descant and there is also a recording of the instrumental backing without singers.(11) When he has begun to descant on a subject which interests his morbid feelings, he knows not when to pass to another.(12) I had been going to mark the 1000th posting here with a descant on futility and failure, as is traditional on New Year's Eve.(13) It is a pleasure to hear my refugee patients descant on that great historical achievement.(14) At one point, prior to descanting on conservatism with a small ├ö├ç├┐c├ö├ç├û, she says sharply, ├ö├ç├┐Don't interrupt me during this bit ├ö├ç├û, but I didn't really mind - it gave me time to eat.
1. yodel ::
2. warble ::
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Different Formsdescant, descanted, descanting, descants
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