Definitions for chanttʃænt, tʃɑnt
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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.
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