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chant

chant

pronunciation:
chaent
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a song, esp. one which is sung on the same note or few notes throughout.
The anti-war protesters began a loud chant, which they repeated throughout the morning.
similar words:
dirge, monotone, plainchant, plainsong, song
definition 2: in religious services, a prayer or reading from a holy book sung to a simple melody with many syllables on each pitch.
The minister began the chant and the congregation answered.
similar words:
canticle, Gregorian chant, incantation, monotone, plainchant, plainsong, psalm
definition 3: words spoken rhythmically over and over on a single pitch.
The fans broke into a chant of "First and ten, do it again!"
similar words:
cant, monotone
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: chanted, chanting, chants
definition 1: to sing in a chanting style.
The rabbi chanted the passage from the Torah.
similar words:
intone, sing, vocalize
definition 2: to read or speak rhythmically on a single pitch.
He closed his eyes and chanted the words of the poem.
synonyms:
intone
definition 3: to recount or celebrate in a chant.
The crowd chanted its loyalty to the leader.
synonyms:
intone
similar words:
psalm
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to sing or read psalms, prayers, or poetry in a chanting style.
The monks chanted and prayed.
synonyms:
intone
similar words:
recite
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