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1. A person, such as a chorister, who chants.
2. The pipe of a bagpipe on which the melody is played.
3. A priest who sings in a chantry.
4. A performer who voices the narration and dialogue for all of the characters in Bunraku.


1. a person who chants
2. (Instruments) the pipe on a set of bagpipes that is provided with finger holes and on which the melody is played


(ˈtʃæn tər, ˈtʃɑn-)

a. a person who chants.
2. the pipe of a bagpipe provided with finger holes for playing the melody.
[1250–1300; Middle English chantour < Anglo-French, variant of Old French chanteor < Latin cantātōr- <cantā(re) to sing (see chant)]
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Noun1.chanter - reed pipe with finger holes on which the melody is playedchanter - reed pipe with finger holes on which the melody is played
bagpipe - a tubular wind instrument; the player blows air into a bag and squeezes it out through the drone
pipe - a tubular wind instrument
References in classic literature ?
It set the abbot and the monks in a whirl of excitement, and it rocked the en- chanter to his base.
A singer with a thundering voice -- a man certainly picked out from all the voices of France, as was the drum-major of the imperial guard from all the giants of the empire -- escorted by four other chanters, who appeared to be there only to serve him as an accompaniment, made the air resound, and the windows of the houses vibrate.
Hassan Muhammady a commence a chanter a age aussi tot, son nouveau clip [beaucoup moins que]AhlaHayah[beaucoup plus grand que] faisant l'eloge du vivre ensemble et de joie de vivre ont ete mises en valeur.
Hilal bin Said al- Hajri, Director General of the Directorate General of Arts and Literature at the Ministry of Heritage and Culture delivered a speech where he said that the Ministry issued a regulation to regularize the relationship between the chanter and the chanting troupes.
beaucoup moins que] Je voudrais chanter jusqu'a 150 ans, chanter jusqu'a mon dernier jour [beaucoup plus grand que], s'est-il exclame en riant.
The goal of the ChaNTeR (Chant Numerique Temps-Reel in French: Digital Real time singing) project is to create a high quality system for synthesizing songs that can be used by the general public.
Le clou de la soiree etait lorsque Sherine invita sur scene un petit enfant pour lui chanter son tube la bali , diffuse en boucle sur les radios et televisions arabes specialisees.
On y voit la chanteuse chanter et jouer de la guitare, adossee contre un pilier, tandis que les images d'un voyage paradisiaque defilent par dessus.
It's a double reed in the chanter and they tend to split.
The revelation was made by Provincial Minister Jails Malik Iqbal Chanter the other day while chairing a high level meeting.
In a message to parents head teacher Michael Chanter said: "My priority is to restore GCSE and A Level teaching, as the public examination classes are engaged in crucial work.