Definitions for chanttʃænt, tʃɑnt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. chant(verb)

    a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone

  2. chant, intone, intonate, cantillate(verb)

    recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm

    "The rabbi chanted a prayer"

  3. tone, chant, intone(verb)

    utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically

    "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"

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  1. chant(Noun)

    Type of singing done generally without instruments and harmony.

  2. chant(Verb)

    To sing, especially without instruments, and as applied to monophonic and pre-modern music.

  3. Origin: From chanter, from canto

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Chant(verb)

    to utter with a melodious voice; to sing

  2. Chant(verb)

    to celebrate in song

  3. Chant(verb)

    to sing or recite after the manner of a chant, or to a tune called a chant

  4. Chant(verb)

    to make melody with the voice; to sing

  5. Chant(verb)

    to sing, as in reciting a chant

  6. Chant(verb)

    song; melody

  7. Chant(verb)

    a short and simple melody, divided into two parts by double bars, to which unmetrical psalms, etc., are sung or recited. It is the most ancient form of choral music

  8. Chant(verb)

    a psalm, etc., arranged for chanting

  9. Chant(verb)

    twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone

  10. Origin: [F. chanter, fr. L. cantare, intens. of canere to sing. Cf. Cant affected speaking, and see Hen.]

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  1. Chant

    Chant is the rhythmic speaking or singing of words or sounds, often primarily on one or two pitches called reciting tones. Chants may range from a simple melody involving a limited set of notes to highly complex musical structures, often including a great deal of repetition of musical subphrases, such as Great Responsories and Offertories of Gregorian chant. Chant may be considered speech, music, or a heightened or stylized form of speech. In the later Middle Ages some religious chant evolved into song.

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