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5 definitions found
 for Chant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chant \Chant\, v. i.
     1. To make melody with the voice; to sing. "Chant to the
        sound of the viol." --Amos vi. 5.
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     2. (Mus.) To sing, as in reciting a chant.
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     To chant horses or To chaunt horses, to sing their
        praise; to overpraise; to cheat in selling. See
        Chaunter. --Thackeray.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chant \Chant\, n. [F. chant, fr. L. cantus singing, song, fr.
     canere to sing. See Chant, v. t.]
     1. Song; melody.
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     2. (Mus.) 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.
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     3. A psalm, etc., arranged for chanting.
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     4. Twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone. [R.]
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              His strange face, his strange chant.  --Macaulay.
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     Ambrosian chant, See under Ambrosian.
  
     Chant royal [F.], in old French poetry, a poem containing
        five strophes of eleven lines each, and a concluding
        stanza. -- each of these six parts ending with a common
        refrain.
  
     Gregorian chant. See under Gregorian.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chant \Chant\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chanted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Chanting.] [F. chanter, fr. L. cantare, intens. of canere
     to sing. Cf. Cant affected speaking, and see Hen.]
     1. To utter with a melodious voice; to sing.
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              The cheerful birds . . . do chant sweet music.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     2. To celebrate in song.
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              The poets chant in the theaters.      --Bramhall.
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     3. (Mus.) To sing or recite after the manner of a chant, or
        to a tune called a chant.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  chant
      n 1: a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary
           are assigned to a single tone
      v 1: recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a
           psalm; "The rabbi chanted a prayer" [syn: chant,
           intone, intonate, cantillate]
      2: utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The
         students chanted the same slogan over and over again" [syn:
         tone, chant, intone]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  181 Moby Thesaurus words for "chant":
     Agnus Dei, Benedicite, Brautlied, Christmas carol, Gloria,
     Gloria Patri, Gloria in Excelsis, Introit, Kunstlied, Liebeslied,
     Magnificat, Miserere, Nunc Dimittis, Te Deum, Trisagion,
     Vedic hymn, Volkslied, alba, alleluia, answer, anthem, antiphon,
     antiphony, art song, aubade, ballad, ballade, ballata, barcarole,
     bark, bawl, bellow, bis, blare, blat, blubber, blues, blues song,
     boat song, bob, boom, bray, breathe, bridal hymn, brindisi, burden,
     buzz, cackle, calypso, canso, canticle, canzone, canzonet,
     canzonetta, carol, cavatina, chanson, chantey, chirp, chirrup,
     choir, chorale, chorus, coo, croon, croon song, crow, descant,
     dirge, ditto, ditty, do-re-mi, doxology, drawl, drinking song,
     epithalamium, exclaim, flute, folk song, gasp, growl, grunt,
     hallelujah, hiss, hosanna, hum, hymeneal, hymn, hymn of praise,
     hymnody, hymnography, hymnology, intonate, intone, keen, laud, lay,
     lied, lilt, love song, love-lilt, mantra, matin, minstrel,
     minstrel song, minstrelsy, monody, motet, mumble, murmur, mutter,
     national anthem, offertory, offertory sentence, paean, pant, pipe,
     prothalamium, psalm, psalmody, quaver, refrain, repeat, repetend,
     report, response, responsory, ritornello, roar, roulade, rumble,
     scream, screech, serena, serenade, serenata, shake, shriek,
     sibilate, sigh, sing, sing in chorus, singsong, snap, snarl, snort,
     sob, sol-fa, solmizate, song, squall, squawk, squeal, theme song,
     thunder, torch song, tremolo, trill, troll, trumpet, tune, twang,
     tweedle, tweedledee, twit, twitter, undersong, versicle, vocalize,
     wail, war song, warble, wedding song, whine, whisper, whistle, yap,
     yawp, yell, yelp, yodel
  
  

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