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tr. & intr.v. can·ti·lat·ed, can·ti·lat·ing, can·ti·lates
To chant or recite (a liturgical text) in a musical monotone.

[Latin cantilāre, cantilāt-, to sing, from cantāre, to sing; see kan- in Indo-European roots.]

can′til·la′tion n.


1. (Judaism) the traditional notation representing the various traditional Jewish melodies to which scriptural passages are chanted
2. chanting or intonation
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Noun1.cantillation - liturgical chanting
chanting, intonation - the act of singing in a monotonous tone
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The Iraqi forces have managed to enter the area of Ta'amim and the Stadium area in the Southern side of Ramadi," he further added.
Atta added that the security forces still continue strike terrorists and killed a sniper yesterday in the Ta'amim area south of Ramadi, in addition to kill 37 terrorists during the last two days.
Tradition holds that the ta'amim, the cantillation marks that denote the melodic phrases used in the chanting, were given at Sinai along with the words of Torah.