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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 ?
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.
Found on the walls of the tomb were inscriptions of some family members, including the wife of the cemetery owner, Ta-Kharo or Sekhmet-Nefert, who was a chanter for Amun.
DAVID GRANT BLYTH CUP FOR THE MOST PROMISING PIPER 17 YEARS & UNDER: Laura Robertson, Fort William CHANTER: Fraser Laurie, Isle of Harris DRUMMING OPEN SOLO: Hollie Chalmers, Turriff & District Pipe Band JUNIOR SOLO (14 TO 17): Jamie Wallis, City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band.
#TWO GERRY CINNAMON A close second to the show-stealing moment of the weekend as the chanter rocked it at a Canter.
When The Express Tribune approached Sindh Colleges Director Professor Abdul Hameed Chanter regarding the short academic session, he said that the session in colleges has started a month earlier, in June, this year since summer vacations began earlier, in May.
Other young winners on the night included Alexander Kacmarsky who won the Chanter Under-12 - Sgiath Mod Ionadail Shruighlea, Kyle Kinross, winner of Chanter Under-10 and Euan Fraser who took first place in Bagpipes 16-18 - McBeth Memorial Quaich.
They date back more than 500 years and probably got their name from the French "chanter" (to sing).
Nerves The performers wait anxiously their turn Beat Youngster plays the drum Watching Boy absorbs tips from others Take a bow Violinist is centre stage at the event Notes Giving a tune on the chanter Song These youngsters line up at the microphones
But now an old piping pal has adapted a traditional chanter to enable him to resume his passion for the pipes.
Malik Ahmad Usman Chanter, a PML-N leader from Bahawalpur also joined the PTI on this occasion.