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chant - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'chant' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Chant [ v. i.]
- To make melody with the voice; to sing.
- To sing, as in reciting a chant.
2 . Chant [ v. t.]
- To utter with a melodious voice; to sing.
- To celebrate in song.
- To sing or recite after the manner of a chant, or to a tune called a chant.
- Song; melody.
- 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.
- A psalm, etc., arranged for chanting.
- Twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone.

Meaning of 'chant' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . chant [ v]
Meaning (1):
- recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
Example in sentence:
  • The rabbi chanted a prayer
Meaning (2):
- utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
Example in sentence:
  • The students chanted the same slogan over and over again