chant·​er | \ ˈchan-tər How to pronounce chanter (audio) \

Definition of chanter

1 : one who chants:
a : chorister
b : cantor
2 : the chief singer in a chantry
3 : 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 The New York Post reported that an irate Dolan had directed security guards toward one teenage chanter. New York Times, "The Knicks Are Trying Something New: A Rebrand," 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, "CNN Debate Roiled by Hecklers, Multiple Interruptions," 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, "Occupy Oakland’s General Strike Veers Between Violence, Generosity," 4 Nov. 2011

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First Known Use of chanter

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Chanter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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