Definition of Chant

1. Noun. A repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone.

Specialized synonyms: Hallel, Hare Krishna
Specialized synonyms: Gregorian Chant, Plainchant, Plainsong
Generic synonyms: Religious Song



2. Verb. Recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm. "They will chant the duet"; "The rabbi chanted a prayer"
Exact synonyms: Cantillate, Intonate, Intone
Specialized synonyms: Singsong
Generic synonyms: Sing
Derivative terms: Cantillation, Chanter, Chanting, Intonation, Intonation, Intonation, Intonation, Intonation, Intonation, Intonation, Intonation

3. Verb. Utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically. "Sam and Sue chant"; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"
Exact synonyms: Intone, Tone
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Derivative terms: Intonation

Definition of Chant

1. v. t. To utter with a melodious voice; to sing.

2. v. i. To make melody with the voice; to sing.

3. n. Song; melody.

Definition of Chant

1. Verb. To sing, especially without instruments, and as applied to monophonic and pre-modern music. ¹

2. Noun. Type of singing done generally without instruments and harmony. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chant

1. to sing [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: sing

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chant

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chansonnette
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chantepleure
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chanterelle
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Literary usage of Chant

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In the strict sense the word "chant" means a melody executed by the human ... In the widest though incorrect sense, the word " chant" is also applied to the ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"... known Roman chant, could allow full rights to the polyphonic style in divine worship only under the proviso that art should do justice to the liturgical ..."

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