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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A song or melody; especially, an ecclesiastical melody or style of music.
  • noun Plain-song in particular.
  • noun A musical rendering of a liturgy, as contrasted with mere reading.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun music A melody or song, particularly ecclesiastical.
  • noun music The principal voice.

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