from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ancient Greek music, a trainer of the voice; a teacher of vocal music.
- n. A former name for a composer of melodies, as distinguished from symphoneta, a composer of part-music.
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"Psalmorum hic modulator et phonascus ante altaria fratre gratulante instructas docuit sonare classes" (Epist.,