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. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    my reggae music was created to chant down babylon. I/we said-they see their dreams and aspirations crumble in front of their face, and all of their wicked intentions to destroy the human race- my reasonings with bob marley and the trench town people put into song.

  2. Executive Blaine Ayers:

    We are focused on trying to determine the root of this song or this chant, where it came from, and that's our primary focus. Unfortunately it's been difficult to get some of that communication because the young men have spread... But we are doing our best to get to the bottom of it.

  3. Mohammad Reza:

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

  4. Paul Loomis:

    There was a truck with enormous speakers parked next to the main Ataturk statue, blaring first a sermon by an imam, during which everyone stood quietly with their hands held out, then the soundtrack switched to a ` Recep Tayyip Erdogan ’ chant set to a beat, and the crowd went wild.

  5. State Departments:

    Mourners chant slogans against the U.S. during the funeral of Qassem Soleimani, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, in the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, Iraq, Baghdad Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. ( AP) In addition to threatening the U.S. with a possible attack, Abuhamzehs remarks that the targets had been previously identified by Iran seemed to confirm the State Departments statement regarding the motivation behind the airstrike. His comments come after it U.S. defense officials told Fox News that more than 3,000 troops from the 82nd Airborne Divisions 1st Brigade Combat Team would be deployed to Kuwait. Irans top shadow commander, as Qassem Soleimani was known, was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more. According to State Departments, the airstrike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans. Mourners step over a U.S. flags with pictures of President Trump while waiting for the funeral of Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, in Baghdad, Iraq, Baghdad Saturday( AP) SOLEIMANI FUNERAL PROCESSION IN BAGHDAD DRAWS THOUSANDS OF MOURNERS CHANTING AMERICA IS Qassem Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region, the United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world. Mourners gathering in the streets of Baghdad Saturday for Qassem Soleimani funeral procession. Dressed in black military fatigues, the mostly male-dominated group carried Iraqi flags and the flags of Iran-backed militias that are fiercely loyal to Qassem Soleimani. In this image made from a video, mourners gather for a funeral procession for Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. ( PMF Media Office via AP) They were heard chanting.

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