a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone
chant, intone, intonate, cantillate(verb)
recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
"The rabbi chanted a prayer"
tone, chant, intone(verb)
utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
"The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"
Type of singing done generally without instruments and harmony.
To sing, especially without instruments, and as applied to monophonic and pre-modern music.
Origin: From chanter, from canto
to utter with a melodious voice; to sing
to celebrate in song
to sing or recite after the manner of a chant, or to a tune called a chant
to make melody with the voice; to sing
to sing, as in reciting a chant
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
a psalm, etc., arranged for chanting
twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone
Origin: [F. chanter, fr. L. cantare, intens. of canere to sing. Cf. Cant affected speaking, and see Hen.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
chant, v.t. to sing: to celebrate in song: to recite in a singing manner: to sell horses fraudulently.—n. song: melody: a kind of sacred music, in which prose is sung.—ns. Chant′er, Chant′or, a singer: a precentor: in a bagpipe, the pipe with finger-holes, on which the melody is played: one who cries up horses; Chant′ress; Chant′ry, an endowment, or chapel, for the chanting of masses; Chant′y, a sailor's song, usually with a drawling refrain, sung in concert while raising the anchor, &c. [Fr. chanter—L. cantāre, canĕre, to sing.]
The numerical value of chant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of chant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There are certain sayings that ring in your head long enough to become a chant!
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
His Labor is a Chant -- his Idleness -- a Tune -- oh, for a Bee's experience of Clovers, and of Noon!
I was shocked they were just doing it openly on the bus, like they were proud of it, from the chant, you could tell they had done it before. It wasn't a first-time thing. And it was everybody. And the fist-pumping.
When you have a chant going on like that, and no one addresses it, and then a week later, these killings come to fruition, I’m shaken, the rhetoric that’s going around, left unchecked, is very dangerous, and it invites people to do crazy nonsense.
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