Definition of chantey
: a song sung by sailors in rhythm with their work
Recent Examples of chantey from the Web
Mount Vernon Nights The U.S. Navy Sea Chanters sing traditional choral music, sea chanteys and Broadway tunes. 6 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center Quad, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton.
Janie Meneely and Rob van Sante The duo performs traditional chanteys and ballads as part of the Road Scholar Summer Music Series. 7 p.m.
The performers’ hearty harmonies and sometimes jaunty, sometimes brooding tunes call to mind everything from sea chanteys to vintage folk to (on one gleefully bristling tune) a bit of Kurt Weill cabaret.
Pirate Fest Sing sea chanteys, learn nautical skills, take a pirate boat tour, compete in paddle boat races and dress as a pirate for a costume contest.
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Origin and Etymology of chantey
modification of French chanter
First Known Use: 1856See Words from the same year
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