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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.
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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
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(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
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References in classic literature ?
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.
It set the abbot and the monks in a whirl of excitement, and it rocked the en- chanter to his base.
Six years later, he is now a member of a group of 10 pasyon chanters in Navotas who call themselves "Koronang Tinik" or Crown of Thorns.
Feis The Music featured Spectrum, from Annan, a pipes and chanters group, harp group, song group and bands.
Some of the studies that will be presented include the women chanters for the dead in Eastern Samar by Jhonil Bajado of Samar State University; the 1521 Magellan arrival by Rolando Borrinaga of the University of the Philippines Palo, Leyte; Spanish occupation by John Crossley of Monash University, Australia; and the White Russian Refugee Camp in Guiuan, Eastern Samar by Kinna Kwan of the University of Santo Tomas.
Borough firm Maxilead Metals received the green light in January for a new facility on land north of Chanters Industrial Estate in Atherton.
Joanna Ampil ("Ang Larawan"), Angeli Bayani ("Bagahe"), Jally Nae Gilbaliga ("The Chanters"), Angellie Nicholle Sanoy ("Bomba"), Malona Sulatan ("Tu Pug Imatuy").
Malona Sulatan (Tu Pug Imatuy), Jally Nae Gilbaliga (The Chanters) and Angellie Nicolle Sanoy (Bomba) are nominated, as well.
It covers numerous iconic Sufi music compositions for acclaimed chanters such as Nasr el-Din Tobar and Sayed al-Nakshabandi.
The Festival included a number of performances by individual chanters and troupes who have presence in the local and international events.
Two super chanters Brian Kennedy and Una Dunne who had flown in from Ireland closed both segments of the show in barnstorming fashion.
Both the screening, combined with some rare chanters, had us all whooping and hollering.