Plain-song



[pleyn-sawng, -song] /ˈpleɪnˌsɔŋ, -ˌsɒŋ/

noun
1.
the unisonous vocal music used in the Christian church from the earliest times.
2.
modal liturgical music; Gregorian chant.
3.
a cantus firmus or theme chosen for contrapuntal development.
4.
any simple and unadorned melody or air.
/ˈpleɪnˌsɒŋ/
noun
1.
the style of unison unaccompanied vocal music used in the medieval Church, esp in Gregorian chant Also called plainchant
n.

also plainsong, plain-song, 1510s, translating Latin cantus planus, French plain chant.

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