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cantos


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canto  \Can"to\,  n.;  pl  {Cantos}.  [It.  canto,  fr  L.  cantus 
  singing,  song.  See  {Chant}.] 
  1.  One  of  the  chief  divisions  of  a  long  poem;  a  book. 
 
  2.  (Mus.)  The  highest  vocal  part  the  air  or  melody  in  choral 
  music;  anciently  the  tenor,  now  the  soprano. 
 
  {Canto  fermo}[It.]  (Mus.),  the  plain  ecclesiastical  chant  in 
  cathedral  service;  the  plain  song. 




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