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ˈtʃæn tər, ˈtʃɑn-chanter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chanter, melody pipenoun

    reed pipe with finger holes on which the melody is played


  1. chanternoun

    One who chants or sings

  2. chanternoun

    A priest who sings in a chantry

  3. chanternoun

    The pipe of a bagpipe on which the melody is played

  4. chanternoun

    The hedge sparrow.

  5. Etymology: . Compare chanteur.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chanternoun

    one who chants; a singer or songster

  2. Chanternoun

    the chief singer of the chantry

  3. Chanternoun

    the flute or finger pipe in a bagpipe. See Bagpipe

  4. Chanternoun

    the hedge sparrow

  5. Etymology: [Cf. F. chanteur.]


  1. Chanter

    The chanter is the part of the bagpipe upon which the player creates the melody. It consists of a number of finger-holes, and in its simpler forms looks similar to a recorder. On more elaborate bagpipes, such as the Northumbrian bagpipes or the Uilleann pipes, it also may have a number of keys, to increase the instrument's range and/or the number of keys it can play in. Like the rest of the bagpipe, they are often decorated with a variety of substances, including metal, bone, ivory, or plastic mountings.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chanter in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chanter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of chanter in a Sentence

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    When we hear the bird sing, it hears only how to love. (Quand on entend l'oiseau chanter, - Lui n'entend que comment aimer.)

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