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Definition of "plain-song" []

  • The unisonous vocal music which has been used in the Christian church from its earliest centuries. (noun)
  • A cantus firmus or theme chosen for contrapuntal treatment; so called because often an actual fragment of plain-song. (noun)
  • The simple notes of an air, without ornament or variation; hence, a plain, unexaggerated statement. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "plain-song" in a sentence
  • "Pray thee, corporal, stay: the knocks are too hot; and, for mine own part, I have not a case of lives: the humour of it is too hot, that is the very plain-song of it."
  • "The plain-song is most just: for humours do abound:"
  • "This plain-song of love, to use the pretty expression of our forefathers, seemed almost criminal to the devout young girl who went to confession every fortnight."