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chant

noun

1 chant

A repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone.

Roget 990: worship, adoration, devotion, aspiration, homage, service, humiliation; kneeling, genuflection, prostration.    prayer, invocation, supplication, rogation, ... show more

Roget 415: music; concert; strain, tune, air; melody etc. 413; aria, arietta; piece of music [Fr.], work, number, opus; ... show more

Dutch: deun, lied, spreekkoor



verb

1 chant

Recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm:
— The rabbi chanted a prayer.

synonyms: cantillate, intonate, intone.

Roget 416: play, pipe, strike up, sweep the chords, tweedle, fiddle; strike the lyre, beat the drum; blow the horn, sound the horn, wind the horn; doodle; grind the organ; touch the guitar ... show more

2 chant

Utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically:
— The students chanted the same slogan over and over again.

synonyms: intone, tone.


Moby thesaurus: Agnus Dei, Benedicite, Brautlied, Christmas carol, Gloria, Gloria Patri, Gloria in Excelsis, Introit, Kunstlied, Liebeslied, Magnificat, Miserere, Nunc Dimittis, Te Deum, Trisagion, Vedic hymn, Volkslied, alba, alleluia, answer ... show more.

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