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tr. & intr.v. can·ti·lat·ed, can·ti·lat·ing, can·ti·lates
To chant or recite (a liturgical text) in a musical monotone.
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1. (Judaism) to chant (passages of the Hebrew Scriptures) according to the traditional Jewish melody
2. to intone or chant
[C19: from Late Latin cantillāre to sing softly, from Latin cantāre to sing]
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Past participle: cantillated
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|Verb||1.||cantillate - 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"
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