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canticum

[kan-ti-kuh m] /ˈkæn tɪ kəm/
noun, plural cantica
[kan-ti-kuh] /ˈkæn tɪ kə/ (Show IPA)
1.
part of an ancient Roman drama chanted or sung and accompanied by music.
Compare diverbium.
Origin of canticum
< Latin, equivalent to cant(us) song (see canto, chant) + -icum noun suffix; cf. -ic
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