Definition of Cantillation

1. Noun. Liturgical chanting.

Generic synonyms: Chanting, Intonation
Derivative terms: Cantillate



Definition of Cantillation

1. n. A chanting; recitation or reading with musical modulations.

Definition of Cantillation

1. Noun. The intonation of a sentence, codified by marks which are read as sequences of musical pitches. ¹

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Definition of Cantillation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cantillation

cantiest
cantiga
cantigas
cantilena
cantilenas
cantilever
cantilever beam
cantilever bridge
cantilevered
cantilevering
cantilevers
cantillate
cantillated
cantillates
cantillating
cantillation (current term)
cantillations
cantina
cantinas
cantiness
canting
cantingly
cantings
cantion
cantions
cantle
cantled
cantles
cantlet
cantlets

Literary usage of Cantillation

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1. A Criticism of Systems of Hebrew Metre: An Elementary Treatise by William Henry Cobb (1905)
"cantillation originated in the synagogue, and was quite foreign to the living language; the so-called poetical accentuation of Psalms, Proverbs, ..."

2. The British Jews by John Mills (1853)
"Besides this cantillation, regular melodies are introduced, on various occasions, ... Nor are the melodies, or the cantillation, adopted by the two com- ..."

3. Critical Grammar of the Hebrew Language by Isaac Nordheimer (1842)
"As regards the cantillation, it now is, and always must have been, looked upon as a matter of far inferior importance ; and this is proved moreover by the ..."

4. The Journal of Sacred Literature by John Kitto, Henry Burgess, Benjamin Harris Cowper (1863)
"The same remark applies also to the Samaritans—they have their cantillation, but differing materially in its character from that of the Jews on the one hand ..."

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