Descant and Tune


Descant noun - A decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody.
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Synonyms for Descant

Tune is a synonym for descant in music topic. In some cases you can use "Tune" instead the word "Descant" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like counterpoint.

Nearby Word: descanting


Tune noun - A rhythmic series of musical tones arranged to give a pleasing effect.
Usage example: hummed a little tune while I sorted the laundry

Descant is a synonym for tune in melody topic. You can use "Descant" instead the word "Tune" as a noun or a verb.

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