descant :

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  • n  a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
  • v  sing in descant
  • v  sing by changing register; sing by yodeling
  • v  talk at great length about something of one's interest

  • Broken down, the Mississippi vote had an unmistakable racial descant and unmistakable limits for Obama.
  • Incense hangs in the air as the choir's descant reverberates off the highly polished walls of the Greek-style interior.
  • But Rumsfeld's memofor an Administration that had been touting its achievements overseas relentlessly for monthsread like a grim descant of doubt at odds with the more .

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