Definition of Chaunter

1. n. A street seller of ballads and other broadsides.



Definition of Chaunter

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chaunter

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

Literary usage of Chaunter

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1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"The running patterer ... is accompanied generally by a chaunter . ... The chaunter having practically disappeared, his poet has gone with him. 1781. ..."

2. The Marriage, Baptismal, and Burial Registers of the Collegiate Church Or by Joseph Lemuel Chester (1876)
"6 Mr. Matthew Holmes, chaunter:2 [Chistera]. Aug. ... He is mentioned, as then chaunter, in Dean Goodman's will, dated 2 Mch. 1600-1. ..."

3. The Lady's Travels Into Spain: Or, A Genuine Relation of the Religion, Laws by Aulnoy (Marie-Catherine) (1808)
"The Master of the children of the choir, the chaunter, and the Treasurer, each four thousand. Six Canons, each three thousand. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The chaunter had seven finger-holes and a vent-hole in front, and a thumb-hole at the back. The drone was tuned to G, an octave below the ..."

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