chant·​er ˈchan-tər How to pronounce chanter (audio)
: one who chants:
: cantor
: the chief singer in a chantry
: the reed pipe of a bagpipe with finger holes on which the melody is played

Examples of chanter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For more material takeaways, each attendee was presented with a commemorative quarter featuring Native Hawaiian composer, dancer, chanter and hula teacher Edith Kanakaʻole, purchased by Gold House and shared by the first Native Hawaiian to lead the White House initiative, Krystal Ka‘ai. Lucia Ruan, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 May 2023 You might be asked to sing along with a Zen-like group of spiritual chanters. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 2 May 2023 Fung continued greeting people, walking away from the chanter, and remaining in the room as most of the crowd disappeared. Amanda Milkovits,, 8 Nov. 2022 Edith Kanaka'ole, born in 1913, was an indigenous Hawaiian composer, chanter, dancer, teacher and entertainer. Sarah Ewall-Wice, CBS News, 4 Apr. 2022 The New York Post reported that an irate Dolan had directed security guards toward one teenage chanter. New York Times, 9 Feb. 2020 About a half hour after de Blasio was targeted, former Vice President Joe Biden's remarks were interrupted by chanters who loudly protested the Obama administration's deportation of immigrants, stopping the debate for several seconds. Jeremy Barr, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Aug. 2019 One man, too lightly clothed for the steadily chilling early morning air, sat off on his own from the chanters, arms crossed, with a dust mask perched on his head. Quinn Norton, WIRED, 4 Nov. 2011 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of chanter was in the 14th century

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“Chanter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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