2. Verb. (third-person singular of chaunt) ¹
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Definition of Chaunts
1. chaunt [v] - See also: chaunt
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Literary usage of Chaunts
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1866)
"... in courage and bloodthirsty spirit; that they sung warlike chaunts and carols. And all we can regret is that Severus, receiving a reinforcement, ..."
2. Lectures on English Literature, from Chaucer to Tennyson by Henry Reed (1860)
"... Language — English minstrelsy — Percy's Reliques — Sir Walter Scott — Wilson — Christian hymns and chaunts — Conversion of King Edwin — Martial ballads ..."
3. Ellen Middleton: A Tale by Georgiana Fullerton (1846)
"... and loud; it rose in the silence of that twilight hour with a strange and awful harmony. She sang the airs of those sacred chaunts which fall on the ear ..."
4. Researches and Missionary Labours Among the Jews, Mohammedans, and Other Sects by Joseph Wolff (1837)
"One of their ceremonies is, walking in a circle with a gentle movement of the body to and fro, accompanied with chaunts, in honour of God and the Prophet. ..."
5. Poetical Works of Mathilde Blind by Mathilde Blind (1900)
"PART I. chaunts OF LIFE, i. STRUCK out of dim fluctuant forces and shock of electrical vapour, Repelled and attracted the atoms flashed mingling in union ..."