chant

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1chant

verb \ˈchant\

: to say (a word or phrase) many times in a rhythmic way usually loudly and with other people

: to sing words and especially religious prayers by using a small number of musical notes that are repeated many times

Full Definition of CHANT

intransitive verb
1
:  to make melodic sounds with the voice; especially :  to sing a chant
2
:  to recite something in a monotonous repetitive tone <protesters were chanting outside>
transitive verb
1
:  to utter as in chanting
2
:  to celebrate or praise in song or chant

Examples of CHANT

  1. The crowd began chanting her name.
  2. They chanted Sara, Sara until she came back on stage.
  3. Protesters were chanting outside the governor's home.
  4. They were chanting in Arabic.
  5. Priests chanted the Catholic Mass in Latin.

Origin of CHANT

Middle English chaunten, from Anglo-French chanter, from Latin cantare, frequentative of canere to sing; akin to Old English hana rooster, Old Irish canid he sings
First Known Use: 14th century

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2chant

noun

: a word or phrase that is repeated in a rhythmic way usually loudly and by a group of people

: a kind of singing using a small number of musical notes that are repeated many times

Full Definition of CHANT

1
:  song 1
2
a :  plainsong
b :  a rhythmic monotonous utterance or song
c :  a composition for chanting

Examples of CHANT

  1. Our chant was Peace now, peace now!.
  2. Chant is often used as a form of meditation and prayer.

First Known Use of CHANT

1671

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

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