how to pronounce descant


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the above transcription of descant is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

descant is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of descant


  1. A counterpoint melody sung or played above the theme.
  2. A lengthy discourse on a subject.


  1. To discuss at length.
  2. To sing or play a descant.

descant frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word descant occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics descant can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that descant can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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