cantus

[kan-tuhs]
noun, plural cantus.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin; see canto

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cantus (ˈkæntəs)
 
n , pl -tus
1.  a medieval form of church singing; chant
2.  Also called: canto the highest part in a piece of choral music
3.  (in 15th- or 16th-century music) a piece of choral music, usually secular, in polyphonic style
 
[Latin: song, from canere to sing]

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Example sentences for cantus
A cantus mainly involves singing traditional songs and drinking beer.
Structure of a cantus the cantus is being led by the senior.
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