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Definition of chant:

  1. A psalm, etc., arranged for chanting.
  2. 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. Song; melody.
  4. To celebrate in song.
  5. To make melody with the voice; to sing.
  6. To sing or recite after the manner of a chant, or to a tune called a chant.
  7. To sing, as in reciting a chant.
  8. To utter with a melodious voice; to sing.
  9. Twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone.


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