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also chan·ty (shăn′tē, chăn′-) or shan·tey or shan·ty (shăn′tē)
n. pl. chan·teys also chan·ties or shan·teys or shan·ties
A song sung by sailors to the rhythm of their movements while working.

[Probably from French chantez, imperative pl. of chanter, to sing, from Old French; see chant.]


(ˈʃæntɪ; ˈtʃæn-)
n, pl -teys
(Music, other) the usual US spelling of shanty2


or chant•y

(ˈʃæn ti, ˈtʃæn-)

n., pl. chant•eys or chant•ies.
a sailors' song, esp. one sung in rhythm to work.
[1855–60; alter. of French chanter to sing; see chant]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chantey - a rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors
work song - a usually rhythmical song to accompany repetitious work


[ˈʃæntɪ] N (US) → saloma f
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Danny Deever,' 'Pharaoh and the Sergeant,' 'Fuzzy Wuzzy,' 'The Ballad of East and West,' 'The Last Chantey,' 'Mulholland's Contract,' and many others, are splendidly stirring, but their colloquialism and general realism put them on a very different level from the work of the great masters who express the deeper truths in forms of permanent beauty.
A big Hamburger was leaving Pont Levis and her crew, unshipping the platform railings, began to sing "Elsinore"--the oldest of our chanteys.
Redemption is a major theme of Afrofuturism, and Edgar Arceneaux's "Slave Ship Zongseries of drawings, 2013--, might take as its companion the Otolith Group's 20 10 science-fiction film Hydra Dearpita, whose underwater imagery is accompanied by a plaintive sea chantey invoking a poignant myth invented by the techno group Drexciya, wherein countless slaves lost to famine and murder and thrown to the sea during the Middle Passage arc reborn as the progenitors of an underwater civilization.
1996); Chantey supra note 13, at 537, 544-45; Chodosh, supra note 19, at 102.
The band Bloody Blackbeard kicked off the evening with original songs and sea chantey sing-a-longs.
Curry's slender but well-projected lyric tenor sailed through "A Wandering Minstrel I" with ease, navigating its shifting rhythmic demands as it goes from a ballad to a march to a sea chantey.
Captain Purplebeard and his scurvy, cutthroat crew hear a sea chantey that tells them of a treasure they long to find, hidden on a vanishing island.
Another sign of her confidence as a performer is the creativity, fire and respect with which she tackles the traditional song "Shady Grove" and adds a new ending to the old sea chantey "Shenandoah.
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Verbinski said: "I slowly became fascinated by the idea of a contemporary reinterpretation of the sea chantey.
I dare say it's not awfully pleasant having to empty your own chantey.
Spitz believes that Kent created the word "Dipsea" based on t he use of the word "deepsea" in Rudyard Kipling's 1892 poem "The Last Chantey.