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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  cheerful  birds  .  .  .  do  chant  sweet  music. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  celebrate  in  song. 
 
  The  poets  chant  in  the  theaters.  --Bramhall. 
 
  3.  (Mus.)  To  sing  or  recite  after  the  manner  of  a  chant,  or 
  to  a  tune  called  a  chant. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chant  \Chant\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  make  melody  with  the  voice;  to  sing.  ``Chant  to  the 
  sound  of  the  viol.''  --Amos  vi  5. 
 
  2.  (Mus.)  To  sing,  as  in  reciting  a  chant. 
 
  {To  chant  (or  chaunt)}  {horses},  to  sing  their  praise;  to 
  overpraise;  to  cheat  in  selling.  See  {Chaunter}. 
  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chant  \Chant\,  n.[F.  chant,  fr  L.  cantus  singing,  song,  fr 
  canere  to  sing.  See  {Chant},  v.  t.] 
  1.  Song;  melody. 
 
  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. 
 
  3.  A  psalm,  etc.,  arranged  for  chanting. 
 
  4.  Twang;  manner  of  speaking;  a  canting  tone.  [R.] 
 
  His  strange  face,  his  strange  chant.  --Macaulay. 
 
  {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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chant 
  n  :  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;  "The 
  rabbi  chanted  a  prayer"  [syn:  {intone},  {intonate},  {cantillate}] 
  2:  utter  monotonously  and  repetitively  and  rhythmically;  "The 
  students  chanted  the  same  slogan  over  and  over  again" 
  [syn:  {intone}] 




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