Plainsong meaning

plānsông, -sŏng
Gregorian chant.
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Monophonic medieval liturgical music without strict meter and traditionally sung without accompaniment.
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The monophonic and unmeasured ritual chant of the early Christian church, esp. Gregorian chant.
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Any similar religious chant, as in Hindu liturgies.
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(music) A form of monophonic chant, sung in unison using the Gregorian scale and sung in various Christian churches.
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Origin of plainsong

  • Translation of Medieval Latin cantus plānus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition