plain chant

plainchant

[pleyn-chant, -chahnt]
noun
plainsong ( defs 1, 2 ).

Origin:
1720–30; plain1 + chant, modeled on French plain-chant

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plainchant (ˈpleɪnˌtʃɑːnt)
 
n
another name for plainsong
 
[C18: from French, rendering Medieval Latin cantus plānus; see plain1]

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