A form of monophonic liturgical chant employed in various Catholic and Orthodox liturgies

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  • plainchant — [plān′chant΄] n. [Fr] PLAINSONG …   English World dictionary

  • plainchant — noun Etymology: French plain chant, literally, plain song Date: circa 1741 plainsong …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plainchant — /playn chant , chahnt /, n. plainsong (defs. 1, 2). [1720 30; PLAIN1 + CHANT, modeled on F plain chant] * * * …   Universalium

  • Plainchant —    Unaccompanied, monophonic song without meter.    See also Chant …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • plainchant — plain|chant [ˈpleıntʃa:nt US tʃænt] n [U] ↑plainsong …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • plainchant — pleɪntʃænt / tʃɑːnt n. Gregorian chant, type of vocal chant used in early Christian churches …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plainchant — noun another term for plainsong …   English new terms dictionary

  • plainchant — noun (U) plainsong …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • plainchant — plain•chant [[t]ˈpleɪnˌtʃænt, ˌtʃɑnt[/t]] n. mad plainsong • Etymology: 1720–30; cf. F …   From formal English to slang

  • plainchant — /ˈpleɪntʃænt/ (say playnchant) noun → plainsong …   Australian English dictionary

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