[ dɪskˈant], [ dɪskˈant], [ d_ɪ_s_k_ˈa_n_t]
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The word "discant" comes from the late Latin word "discantus," meaning "to play on a string instrument in accompaniment with the voice," or "to sing or speak in a reflective or pleasing manner." It first appeared in English in the 14th century, and was used to describes the sung responses of a chorus in religious worship. Over time, the term discantus came to describe any sung accompaniment, especially one that was lower in pitch than the leader's voice.
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