Definition of plainsong noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpleɪnsɒŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpleɪnsɔːŋ//
, NAmE//ˈpleɪnsɑːŋ//
(also plainchant)[uncountable]
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a type of church music for voices alone, used since the Middle Ages Word Origin late Middle English: translating Latin cantus planus.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: plainsong