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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 ?
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.
It covers numerous iconic Sufi music compositions for acclaimed chanters such as Nasr el-Din Tobar and Sayed al-Nakshabandi.
Jally Nae Gilbaliga was hailed best actress for her performance in James Robin Mayo's 'The Chanters,' which shows how love bridges the generational gap within a family.
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.
Both the chanters (the pipes with finger holes that produce the melody) and the drones (which produce the distinctive bagpipe sound) are traditionally made of wood and so can crack and warp.
king Mohammed VI, chairman of the Al Quds Committee, offered on Friday a donation to the preachers, imams, muezzins, Quran chanters, and religious officials of the Al Aqsa Mosque in the city of Al Quds, Palestine.
It said Khamenehi eventually warned the chanters not to trample on the rights of those who had come out on a hot day to hear him speak.
Shakour, known as the shaikh of religious chanters in Syria, and the founder of the Association of Prominent Religious Chanters, chanted for about an hour and a half, recalling an authentic Sufi art, known in the Islamic world for a thousand years.
The Chanter's Guide: Sacred Chanting as a Shamanic Practice is a guide to basic shamanic techniques used by Chanters to promote spiritual healing among their loved ones and communities.