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chant

 (chănt)
n.
1.
a. A series of syllables or words that are sung on or intoned to the same note or a limited range of notes.
b. A canticle or prayer sung or intoned in this manner.
2. A monotonous rhythmic call or shout, as of a slogan: the chant of the crowd at the rally.
v. chant·ed, chant·ing, chants
v.tr.
1. To sing or intone to a chant: chant a prayer.
2. To celebrate in song: chanting a hero's deeds.
3. To say in the manner of a chant: chanted defiant slogans.
v.intr.
1. To sing, especially in the manner of a chant: chanted while a friend jumped rope.
2. To speak monotonously.

[Probably from French, song, from Old French, from Latin cantus, from past participle of canere, to sing. V., from Middle English chaunten, to sing, from Old French chanter, from Latin cantāre, frequentative of canere; see kan- in Indo-European roots.]

chant′ing·ly adv.

chant

(tʃɑːnt)
n
1. (Music, other) a simple song or melody
2. (Music, other) a short simple melody in which several words or syllables are assigned to one note, as in the recitation of psalms
3. (Music, other) a psalm or canticle performed by using such a melody
4. a rhythmic or repetitious slogan, usually spoken or sung, as by sports supporters, etc
5. monotonous or singsong intonation in speech
vb
6. (Music, other) to sing or recite (a psalm, prayer, etc) as a chant
7. to intone (a slogan) rhythmically or repetitiously
8. to speak or say monotonously as if intoning a chant
[C14: from Old French chanter to sing, from Latin cantāre, frequentative of canere to sing]
ˈchanting n, adj
ˈchantingly adv

chant

(tʃænt, tʃɑnt)

n.
1. a short, simple melody, esp. the monodic intonation of plainsong.
2. a psalm, canticle, or the like, chanted or for chanting.
3. a song; singing: the chant of a bird.
4. a phrase, slogan, or the like, repeated rhythmically and insistently, as by a crowd.
v.t.
5. to sing to a chant, or in the manner of a chant, esp. in a church service.
6. to repeat (a phrase, slogan, etc.) rhythmically and insistently.
v.i.
7. to utter a chant.
[1350–1400; (v.) Middle English < Middle French chanter < Latin cantāre, frequentative of canere to sing; (n.) < French chant, Old French < Latin cantus; see canto]
chant′a•ble, adj.

chant


Past participle: chanted
Gerund: chanting

Imperative
chant
chant
Present
I chant
you chant
he/she/it chants
we chant
you chant
they chant
Preterite
I chanted
you chanted
he/she/it chanted
we chanted
you chanted
they chanted
Present Continuous
I am chanting
you are chanting
he/she/it is chanting
we are chanting
you are chanting
they are chanting
Present Perfect
I have chanted
you have chanted
he/she/it has chanted
we have chanted
you have chanted
they have chanted
Past Continuous
I was chanting
you were chanting
he/she/it was chanting
we were chanting
you were chanting
they were chanting
Past Perfect
I had chanted
you had chanted
he/she/it had chanted
we had chanted
you had chanted
they had chanted
Future
I will chant
you will chant
he/she/it will chant
we will chant
you will chant
they will chant
Future Perfect
I will have chanted
you will have chanted
he/she/it will have chanted
we will have chanted
you will have chanted
they will have chanted
Future Continuous
I will be chanting
you will be chanting
he/she/it will be chanting
we will be chanting
you will be chanting
they will be chanting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chanting
you have been chanting
he/she/it has been chanting
we have been chanting
you have been chanting
they have been chanting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chanting
you will have been chanting
he/she/it will have been chanting
we will have been chanting
you will have been chanting
they will have been chanting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chanting
you had been chanting
he/she/it had been chanting
we had been chanting
you had been chanting
they had been chanting
Conditional
I would chant
you would chant
he/she/it would chant
we would chant
you would chant
they would chant
Past Conditional
I would have chanted
you would have chanted
he/she/it would have chanted
we would have chanted
you would have chanted
they would have chanted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chant - a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tonechant - a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone
Gregorian chant, plainchant, plainsong - a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church
religious song - religious music for singing
Verb1.chant - recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm; "The rabbi chanted a prayer"
singsong - speak, chant, or declaim in a singsong
sing - produce tones with the voice; "She was singing while she was cooking"; "My brother sings very well"
2.chant - utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

chant

noun
1. cry, call, song, shout, slogan They taunted their rivals with the chant, `You're not singing any more.'
2. song, carol, chorus, melody, psalm We were listening to a CD of Gregorian chant.
verb
1. shout, call, sing The demonstrators chanted slogans at the police.
2. sing, chorus, recite, intone, carol Muslims chanted and prayed in the temple.

chant

verb
To utter words or sounds in musical tones:
Archaic: tune.
Translations
تَرْتيل، تَرْنيمَههُتاف، تَكْراريُرَتِّلُ، يُكَرِّرُ، يَهْتِفُيُرتـل، يُنشد
chvalozpěvskandovánískandovatzpěvavě odříkávat
messeslagord
énekelskandálszlogen
baráttufrasi, slagorîsálmasöngursöngla, staglast ásyngja, tóna
giedotiskanduotišūkis
dziedātdziesmamonotona skandēšanapsalmu dziedāšanaskandēt
monotónne odriekaťskandovanieskandovaťspev žalmov
ilâhiokumaksloganslogan atmaksöylemek

chant

[tʃɑːnt]
A. N (Mus, Rel) → canto m; [of crowd] → grito m, consigna f (fig) (monotonous) → sonsonete m
plain chant (Rel) → canto m llano
B. VT (Mus, Rel) → cantar; [+ slogan] → gritar (rítmicamente), corear (fig) → salmodiar, recitar en tono monótono
C. VI (Mus, Rel) → cantar; (at demonstration etc) → gritar (rítmicamente)

chant

[ˈtʃɑːnt]
n
[fans] → chant m; [demonstrators] → slogans mpl
[priests, worshippers] → psalmodie f
vt
[+ slogan, name] → scander
The demonstrators chanted their disapproval
BUT Les manifestants criaient leur mécontentement.
[+ prayer, mantra] → psalmodier

chant

n (Eccl, Mus) → Gesang m, → Cantus m; (= monotonous song)Sprechgesang m, → Singsang m; (of football fans etc)Sprechchor m; tribal chantsStammesgesänge pl
vtim (Sprech)chor rufen; (Eccl) → singen
viSprechchöre anstimmen; (Eccl) → singen

chant

[tʃɑːnt]
1. n (of crowd) → slogan m inv (Rel, Mus) → canto, salmodia
2. vt (Rel, Mus) → cantare; (subj, crowd) the demonstrators chanted their disapprovali dimostranti lanciavano slogan di protesta
3. vi (see vt) → cantare, salmodiare, lanciare slogan

chant

(tʃaːnt) verb
1. to recite in a singing manner. The monks were chanting their prayers.
2. to repeat (a phrase, slogan etc) over and over out loud. The crowd was chanting `We want more!'
noun
1. a kind of sacred song.
2. a phrase or slogan constantly repeated. `Stop the cuts!' was the chant.
References in classic literature ?
Another chant from Hagar produced another apparition, not a lovely one, for with a bang an ugly black imp appeared and, having croaked a reply, tossed a dark bottle at Hugo and disappeared with a mocking laugh.
They paddled on up the river, the dusky Indians now and then breaking out into a chant that seemed to give their muscles new energy.
You will then, pardon me, Alice, should I diminish your enjoyments, by requesting this gentleman to postpone his chant until a safer opportunity.
At length, out of the silence a noble Latin chant -- men's voices -- broke and swelled up and rolled away into the night, a majestic tide of melody.
Now the regiment began to dance, singing the Ingomo, that is the war chant of us Zulus, my father, and the Boers drew back towards the centre of the space to give the soldiers room to dance in.
At eve, within yon studious nook, I ope my brass-embossed book, Portray'd with many a holy deed Of martyrs crown'd with heavenly meed; Then, as my taper waxes dim, Chant, ere I sleep, my measured hymn.
At that moment, I seemed to hear, coming from very far, a sort of monotonous chant which I knew well, from often hearing it in the streets of Paris:
And the first takes up the chant again, `All praise to Him who lives for evermore.
And now it is the time; from Hell's abyss Come thirsting Tantalus, come Sisyphus Heaving the cruel stone, come Tityus With vulture, and with wheel Ixion come, And come the sisters of the ceaseless toil; And all into this breast transfer their pains, And (if such tribute to despair be due) Chant in their deepest tones a doleful dirge Over a corse unworthy of a shroud.
The keen frosty air; the low, rosy, wintry sun; the castle, hailing him like an old acquaintance; the names of friends on door-plates; the sight of friends whom he seemed to recognise, and whom he eagerly avoided, in the streets; the pleasant chant of the north-country accent; the dome of St.
At that moment I heard the distant strains of the organ, a sad harmony to an undefinable chant, the wail of a soul longing to break these earthly bonds.
At that the others began to gibber in unison, also rising to their feet, spreading their hands and swaying their bodies in rhythm with their chant.