What does chant mean?

Definitions for chant
tʃænt, tʃɑntchant

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word chant.

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. chant(Noun)

    Type of singing done generally without instruments and harmony.

    Etymology: From chanter, from canto

  2. chant(Verb)

    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. Chant(verb)

    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. Chant(verb)

    to celebrate in song

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

  3. Chant(verb)

    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. Chant(verb)

    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. Chant(verb)

    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. Chant(verb)

    song; melody

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

  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

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

  8. Chant(verb)

    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. Chant(verb)

    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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How to pronounce chant?

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How to say chant in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Joseph Uscinski:

    He is clearly endorsing QAnon in the video. Whether he believes the conspiracy theory is another matter, the' Where General Flynn and I both go one, General Flynn and I both go all' chant makes it clear. It is a QAnon saying. Further, the QAnon folks have all been taking this' pledge' lately online and posting it.

  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. Yuseff Hamm:

    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.

  5. Ivanka Trump:

    It was quite a chant.

Images & Illustrations of chant

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