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    descant - Dictionary definition and meaning for word descant

    Definition
    (noun) a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    Synonyms : discant
    Definition
    (verb) sing in descant Definition
    (verb) sing by changing register; sing by yodeling
    Synonyms : warble , yodel
    Example Sentence
    • The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains
    Definition
    (verb) talk at great length about something of one's interest
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for descant

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De+Scant: De means not, Scant means less. So not less or scant is something which is lengthy. Hence to descant is to talk at length.

Sounds like Chanting. John was chanting about his interests

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