Definition of Chaunt

1. n. & v. See Chant.



Definition of Chaunt

1. Noun. (obsolete spelling of chant) ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete spelling of chant) ¹

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Definition of Chaunt

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chaunt

chaunceler
chaunceller
chauncellor
chauncellour
chauncelor
chauncelour
chaunces
chauncest
chaunceth
chauncing
chaunge
chaunged
chaunges
chaunging
chaunk
chaunt (current term)
chaunted
chaunter
chaunterie
chaunteries
chaunters
chaunting
chauntry
chaunts
chaur
chaurasia
chaurasias
chausse
chausses
chaussure

Literary usage of Chaunt

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1. The Christian Examiner (1846)
"A chaunt of Life, and other Poems, with Sketches and Essays. By Rev. ... The reader will find the " chaunt" sad and sweet, yet vigorous and manly. ..."

2. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"[From chaunt, to ' crack ' or ' cry up,' + ER + COVE, a man. ... A writer of ballads and strei t literature for the use of chaunt- ERS or 'street ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1822)
"THE chaunt OF FRIENDSHIP. With temperance and trumpery, on this a New-Year's Day ; Oh tell me not of prudence, ..."

4. Life and Letters of Ambrose Phillipps de Lisle by Edmund Sheridan Purcell (1900)
"... which so quickly grew upon him, and which years of study convinced him represented the sacred tradition of a chaunt that had inspired the godfearing men ..."

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