- vi. 唱歌；评论
- n. 曲调；评论；歌曲
- adj. 最高音的
des-, 分开，散开，同dis-. -cant, 唱，吟唱，词源同chant, cantata. 原义为对唱，对和，后指高于主旋律的曲调。
- descant:  Etymologically, descant is a parallel formation to English part song. English acquired it via Old French deschant from medieval Latin discantus ‘refrain’, a compound noun formed from the prefix dis- ‘apart’ and cantus ‘song’. The notion originally underlying it is of a separate vocal line ‘apart’ from the main musical theme. The Middle English form of the word was deschaunt; descant represents a partial 16th-century reversion to Latin discantus.
=> canto, chant
- descant (n.)
- late 14c., from Old North French descant (Old French deschant), from Medieval Latin discantus "refrain, part-song," from Latin dis- "asunder, apart" (see dis-) + cantus "song" (see chant). Spelling was partly Latinized 16c. Originally "counterpoint."
- descant (v.)
- mid-15c.; see descant (n.). Sense of "to comment at length" is first attested 1640s.
- 1. An elderly woman, arms crossed, sang the descant.
- 2. You need not descant upon my shortcomings.
- 3. She is catching cold today, so she can't descant on the tune.
- 她今天感冒了, 不能唱高声卸.
- 4. He is going to descant on the theme of our human mystery.
- 5. The girl singers were asked to descant on the tune.
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