\plˈe͡ɪn sˈɒŋ], \plˈeɪn sˈɒŋ], \p_l_ˈeɪ_n s_ˈɒ_ŋ]\
Definitions of PLAIN SONG
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[L.] (Music.) A kind of chant of Jewish and of early Christian worship, extremely simple, admitting double measure only, and notes of equal value. These Church modes, which have affected the character of all the best Church music ever since, were, as regards structure, substantially one with the ancient Greek modes (q.v.).
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