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chanting


  3  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]: 
 
  Chanting  \Chant"ing\  (ch[.a]nt"[i^]ng),  n. 
  Singing,  esp.  as  a  chant  is  sung. 
 
  {Chanting  falcon}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  African  falcon  ({Melierax 
  canorus  or  musicus}).  The  male  has  the  habit,  remarkable 
  in  a  bird  of  prey,  of  singing  to  his  mate,  while  she  is 
  incubating. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chanting 
  n  :  the  act  of  singing  in  a  monotonous  tone  [syn:  {intonation}] 




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