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cantus

[kan-tuh s] /ˈkæn təs/
noun, plural cantus.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin; see canto
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  • A cantus mainly involves singing traditional songs and drinking beer.
  • Structure of a cantus the cantus is being led by the senior.
British Dictionary definitions for cantus

cantus

/ˈkæntəs/
noun (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
Word Origin
Latin: song, from canere to sing
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