Definition of Chanter

1. Noun. Reed pipe with finger holes on which the melody is played.

Exact synonyms: Melody Pipe
Group relationships: Bagpipe
Generic synonyms: Pipe
Derivative terms: Chant



Definition of Chanter

1. n. One who chants; a singer or songster.

Definition of Chanter

1. Noun. One who chants or sings ¹

2. Noun. A priest who sings in a chantry ¹

3. Noun. The pipe of a bagpipe on which the melody is played ¹

4. Noun. The hedge sparrow. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chanter

1. one that chants [n -S] - See also: chants

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chanter

chansonnette
chansonnettes
chansonnier
chansonniers
chansons
chant
chantable
chantage
chantages
chantalite
chantarelle
chantarelles
chanted
chantefable
chantepleure
chanter (current term)
chanterelle
chanterelles
chanters
chantest
chanteth
chanteuse
chanteuses
chantey
chanteys
chanticleer
chanticleers
chantie
chanties
chanting

Literary usage of Chanter

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1. Military and Religious Life in the Middle Ages and the Period of the Renaissance by P. L. Jacob (1874)
"The chanter or Psalmist, Minor Order.—G. Durand's " Rationale." In the early days of Christianity the bishop in each diocese consecrated to the service of ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"He entered Holy orders, and in 1453 assumed the post of chief chanter at the Court of Charles VII of France, where he became choir-master. ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1855)
"... they would also be as readily vanquished. On the (Economical Working of Steam Boilers. By JOHN chanter. The author explained the construction of his ..."

4. The Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy by Ordericus Vitalis, Léopold Delisle, Guizot (François) (1854)
"She further gave to St. Evroult a chasuble enriched with gold and jewels, and an elegant cope for the chanter, with a promise to make further offerings if ..."

5. Plant Disease and Its Relation to Animal Life by E F Wright, Armand de Mormès Saint-Hilaire, Lèon Lecestre (1906)
"Quand on eut passé le ruisseau, M. de Luxembourg se mit à chanter un air de l'opéra, qui commence par ce vers : Sang-aride, ce jour est un grand jour pour ..."

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