What does chant mean?

Definitions for chant
tʃænt, tʃɑntchant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chantverb

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

  2. chant, intone, intonate, cantillateverb

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

    "The rabbi chanted a prayer"

  3. tone, chant, intoneverb

    utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically

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

Wiktionary

  1. chantnoun

    Type of singing done generally without instruments and harmony.

    Etymology: From chanter, from canto

  2. chantverb

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

    Etymology: From chanter, from canto

Wikipedia

  1. Chant

    A chant (from French chanter, from Latin cantare, "to sing") is the iterative speaking or singing of words or sounds, often primarily on one or two main 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 (forming one of the roots of later Western music).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chantverb

    to utter with a melodious voice; to sing

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

  2. Chantverb

    to celebrate in song

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

  3. Chantverb

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

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

  4. Chantverb

    to make melody with the voice; to sing

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

  5. Chantverb

    to sing, as in reciting a chant

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

  6. Chantverb

    song; melody

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

  7. Chantverb

    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

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

  8. Chantverb

    a psalm, etc., arranged for chanting

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

  9. Chantverb

    twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chant

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of chant in a Sentence

  1. Emily Dickinson:

    His Labor is a Chant -- his Idleness -- a Tune -- oh, for a Bee's experience of Clovers, and of Noon!

  2. The Trinidad-born rapper:

    It's a rock and a hard place. I can't be as upset at that lady. I'm upset at the fraternity because what they're saying is a chant that's just completely disrespectful to the black race. As far as that lady goes -- man, that's an old lady, man. Let that lady be. it's hard to ridicule somebody for something that you continue to use in your music.

  3. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy:

    Last week, I was just in Israel. ... And then when I come back, I see two colleagues, who went and participated with a group that has a leader that many times gives you anti-Semitic views, led a chant for( Russian President Vladimir) Putin. To me, it was appalling and wrong, there's no place in our party for any of this.

  4. Mohammad Reza:

    I got things to do... I don't have time to chant' Death to America,'.

  5. Parker Rice:

    I'm also upset and embarrassed that I failed to stand up as a leader and stop this chant. I now have a clear understanding of what lives behind the words, from this point forward, I will be the leader that I should have been on that bus and stand up against racism in any form.

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