chant (chants, present participle chanting; past and past participle chanted)
- To sing, especially without instruments, and as applied to monophonic and pre-modern music.
- The cheerful birds […] do chant sweet music.
- To sing or intone sacred text.
- To utter or repeat in a strongly rhythmical manner, especially as a group.
- The football fans chanted insults at the referee.
- 2009, Leo J. Daugherty III, The Marine Corps and the State Department, p 116
- On their way to Parliament Square, the demonstrators chanted slogans, sang the Hungarian national anthem, and waved banners and Hungarian flags (minus the hated Communist emblem).
- (transitive, archaic) To sell horses fraudulently, exaggerating their merits.
- French: chanter
- Italian: salmodiare
- Portuguese: cantar
- Russian: петь
- Spanish: (religious) salmodiar
- Russian: скандировать
chant (plural chants)
- Type of singing done generally without instruments and harmony.
- (music) A short and simple melody, divided into two parts by double bars, to which unmetrical psalms, etc., are sung or recited. It is the most ancient form of choral music.
- Twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone.
- 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 17, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (
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- A repetitive song, typically an incantation or part of a ritual.
- Russian: песнопе́ние