Definition of Chanty

1. Noun. A rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors.

Exact synonyms: Chantey, Sea Chantey, Shanty
Generic synonyms: Work Song



Definition of Chanty

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of shanty) (song) ¹

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Definition of Chanty

1. chantey [n -TIES] - See also: chantey

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chanty

chanticleer
chanticleers
chantie
chanties
chanting
chantingly
chantis
chantlike
chantor
chantors
chantress
chantresses
chantries
chantry
chants
chanty (current term)
chao
chaogenous
chaoite
chaolite
chaological
chaologist
chaologists
chaology
chaomancy
chaophilia
chaos-theory
chaos theory
chaoses

Literary usage of Chanty

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1. Representative British Dramas, Victorian and Modern by Montrose Jonas Moses (1918)
"[They haul] THE chanty. Away ho! [The MEN haul] [He intones in a clear loud voice. The SEAMEN sing the chorus, hauling] [This song is sung like an ordinary ..."

2. A Sailor's Garland by John Masefield (1908)
"CHANTIES A chanty is a song sung by sailors when engaged in the severest of their many labours. The word chanty is generally mispronounced by landsmen. ..."

3. American Book Prices Current (1902)
"THE DIPSY chanty AND OTHER SELECTED POEMS. East Aurora, 1898. 8vo, flexible leather. Anderson's, Oct. 24, 1901. (318) $5.75 7193 THE SAME. ..."

4. The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Verse: From the Best Writers by Lindley Murray (1836)
"In faith and hope the world will disagree; But all mankind's concern id chanty. What nothing earthly gives, or can destroy, The soul's calm sunshine, ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"A Manual of Practical chanty. London, 1910; W. Cunningham, Christianity and Social Question», New York, 1910; CS Loch, Charily and Social Life. ..."

6. The Elements of Moral Science by Francis Wayland (1856)
"This, surely, is the highest exercise of chanty ; for virtue is the true solace against all the evils incident to the present life, and it is only by being ..."

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