When he has begun to descant on a subject which interests his morbid feelings, he knows not when to pass to another.
In some hymnals a descant is provided for the refrain.
A soaring girl soprano descant adds another heavenly layer to the already rich texture.
I had been going to mark the 1000th posting here with a descant on futility and failure, as is traditional on New Year's Eve.
Jacques told me that everyone was in such awe when I sang it, no one would sing the descant while I was at college.
These wonderful letters are a descant to the two recent major biographies.
It was an enjoyable evening but the danger of where we seem to be going kept reasserting itself like a descant to the pleasant sound of casual conversation.
The song is presented in three arrangements - in three parts with descant, in one part with a descant and in three parts without a descant and there is also a recording of the instrumental backing without singers.
It is a pleasure to hear my refugee patients descant on that great historical achievement.
Intoxicated with the idea, she ran through many a melodious descant , till, touching on the first strains of 'Thusa ha measg na reultan mor', she saw Wallace start from his contemplative position, and with a pale countenance leave the room.