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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 ?
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.
Il n'a rien exige pour revenir chanter dans son pays, si ce n'est l'amour grandissant qu'il porte pour son pays [beaucoup plus grand que], a dit Sami Bencheikh Al Hocine, directeur general de l'ONDA.
E n marge du concert de la tolerance, le grand chanteur Marocain Douzi a declare lors d'un point de presse, qu'il a toujours reve de chanter en langue Amazighe surtout qu'on le lui a demande maintes fois.
chime maker, invisible circle chanter in pain the fruit of the heart is
Hilal bin Said al- Hajri, Director General of the Directorate General of Arts and Literature at the Ministry of Heritage and Culture delivered a speech where he said that the Ministry issued a regulation to regularize the relationship between the chanter and the chanting troupes.
Dans une conference de presse organisee ce vendredi 13 mars, l'homme d'affaire Chafik Jarraya a accuse le Conseiller du chef de l'Etat, Ridha Belhaj, de le faire chanter a travers le membre de Nidaa Tounes Walid Jallad.
Andrew's bagpiping days are over but he does like to play the practice chanter every now and then.
Tina Chanter, filosofa americana, inaugura sua participacao no mercado editorial brasileiro com a traducao de Gender: key concepts in philosophy, feita por Vinicius Figueira.