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chant

 (chănt)
n.
1.
a. A series of syllables or words that are sung on or intoned to the same note or a limited range of notes.
b. A canticle or prayer sung or intoned in this manner.
2. A monotonous rhythmic call or shout, as of a slogan: the chant of the crowd at the rally.
v. chant·ed, chant·ing, chants
v.tr.
1. To sing or intone to a chant: chant a prayer.
2. To celebrate in song: chanting a hero's deeds.
3. To say in the manner of a chant: chanted defiant slogans.
v.intr.
1. To sing, especially in the manner of a chant: chanted while a friend jumped rope.
2. To speak monotonously.

[Probably from French, song, from Old French, from Latin cantus, from past participle of canere, to sing. V., from Middle English chaunten, to sing, from Old French chanter, from Latin cantāre, frequentative of canere; see kan- in Indo-European roots.]

chant′ing·ly adv.

chant

(tʃɑːnt)
n
1. (Music, other) a simple song or melody
2. (Music, other) a short simple melody in which several words or syllables are assigned to one note, as in the recitation of psalms
3. (Music, other) a psalm or canticle performed by using such a melody
4. a rhythmic or repetitious slogan, usually spoken or sung, as by sports supporters, etc
5. monotonous or singsong intonation in speech
vb
6. (Music, other) to sing or recite (a psalm, prayer, etc) as a chant
7. to intone (a slogan) rhythmically or repetitiously
8. to speak or say monotonously as if intoning a chant
[C14: from Old French chanter to sing, from Latin cantāre, frequentative of canere to sing]
ˈchanting n, adj
ˈchantingly adv

chant

(tʃænt, tʃɑnt)

n.
1. a short, simple melody, esp. the monodic intonation of plainsong.
2. a psalm, canticle, or the like, chanted or for chanting.
3. a song; singing: the chant of a bird.
4. a phrase, slogan, or the like, repeated rhythmically and insistently, as by a crowd.
v.t.
5. to sing to a chant, or in the manner of a chant, esp. in a church service.
6. to repeat (a phrase, slogan, etc.) rhythmically and insistently.
v.i.
7. to utter a chant.
[1350–1400; (v.) Middle English < Middle French chanter < Latin cantāre, frequentative of canere to sing; (n.) < French chant, Old French < Latin cantus; see canto]
chant′a•ble, adj.

chant


Past participle: chanted
Gerund: chanting

Imperative
chant
chant
Present
I chant
you chant
he/she/it chants
we chant
you chant
they chant
Preterite
I chanted
you chanted
he/she/it chanted
we chanted
you chanted
they chanted
Present Continuous
I am chanting
you are chanting
he/she/it is chanting
we are chanting
you are chanting
they are chanting
Present Perfect
I have chanted
you have chanted
he/she/it has chanted
we have chanted
you have chanted
they have chanted
Past Continuous
I was chanting
you were chanting
he/she/it was chanting
we were chanting
you were chanting
they were chanting
Past Perfect
I had chanted
you had chanted
he/she/it had chanted
we had chanted
you had chanted
they had chanted
Future
I will chant
you will chant
he/she/it will chant
we will chant
you will chant
they will chant
Future Perfect
I will have chanted
you will have chanted
he/she/it will have chanted
we will have chanted
you will have chanted
they will have chanted
Future Continuous
I will be chanting
you will be chanting
he/she/it will be chanting
we will be chanting
you will be chanting
they will be chanting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chanting
you have been chanting
he/she/it has been chanting
we have been chanting
you have been chanting
they have been chanting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chanting
you will have been chanting
he/she/it will have been chanting
we will have been chanting
you will have been chanting
they will have been chanting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chanting
you had been chanting
he/she/it had been chanting
we had been chanting
you had been chanting
they had been chanting
Conditional
I would chant
you would chant
he/she/it would chant
we would chant
you would chant
they would chant
Past Conditional
I would have chanted
you would have chanted
he/she/it would have chanted
we would have chanted
you would have chanted
they would have chanted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chant - a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tonechant - a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone
Gregorian chant, plainchant, plainsong - a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church
religious song - religious music for singing
Verb1.chant - 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"
2.chant - utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

chant

noun
1. cry, call, song, shout, slogan They taunted their rivals with the chant, `You're not singing any more.'
2. song, carol, chorus, melody, psalm We were listening to a CD of Gregorian chant.
verb
1. shout, call, sing The demonstrators chanted slogans at the police.
2. sing, chorus, recite, intone, carol Muslims chanted and prayed in the temple.

chant

verb
To utter words or sounds in musical tones:
Archaic: tune.
Translations
تَرْتيل، تَرْنيمَههُتاف، تَكْراريُرَتِّلُ، يُكَرِّرُ، يَهْتِفُيُرتـل، يُنشد
chvalozpěvskandovánískandovatzpěvavě odříkávat
messeslagord
énekelskandálszlogen
baráttufrasi, slagorîsálmasöngursöngla, staglast ásyngja, tóna
giedotiskanduotišūkis
dziedātdziesmamonotona skandēšanapsalmu dziedāšanaskandēt
monotónne odriekaťskandovanieskandovaťspev žalmov
ilâhiokumaksloganslogan atmaksöylemek

chant

[tʃɑːnt]
A. N (Mus, Rel) → canto m; [of crowd] → grito m, consigna f (fig) (monotonous) → sonsonete m
plain chant (Rel) → canto m llano
B. VT (Mus, Rel) → cantar; [+ slogan] → gritar (rítmicamente), corear (fig) → salmodiar, recitar en tono monótono
C. VI (Mus, Rel) → cantar; (at demonstration etc) → gritar (rítmicamente)

chant

[ˈtʃɑːnt]
n
[fans] → chant m; [demonstrators] → slogans mpl
[priests, worshippers] → psalmodie f
vt
[+ slogan, name] → scander
The demonstrators chanted their disapproval
BUT Les manifestants criaient leur mécontentement.
[+ prayer, mantra] → psalmodier

chant

n (Eccl, Mus) → Gesang m, → Cantus m; (= monotonous song)Sprechgesang m, → Singsang m; (of football fans etc)Sprechchor m; tribal chantsStammesgesänge pl
vtim (Sprech)chor rufen; (Eccl) → singen
viSprechchöre anstimmen; (Eccl) → singen

chant

[tʃɑːnt]
1. n (of crowd) → slogan m inv (Rel, Mus) → canto, salmodia
2. vt (Rel, Mus) → cantare; (subj, crowd) the demonstrators chanted their disapprovali dimostranti lanciavano slogan di protesta
3. vi (see vt) → cantare, salmodiare, lanciare slogan

chant

(tʃaːnt) verb
1. to recite in a singing manner. The monks were chanting their prayers.
2. to repeat (a phrase, slogan etc) over and over out loud. The crowd was chanting `We want more!'
noun
1. a kind of sacred song.
2. a phrase or slogan constantly repeated. `Stop the cuts!' was the chant.
References in classic literature ?
A wild, pathetic voice, chants a hymn common among the slaves:
The author of that book, too," said the curate, "is a great friend of mine, and his verses from his own mouth are the admiration of all who hear them, for such is the sweetness of his voice that he enchants when he chants them: it gives rather too much of its eclogues, but what is good was never yet plentiful: let it be kept with those that have been set apart.
It had then been given up to the women and boys; who had paraded it up and down the village with shouts and chants and antic dances; occasionally saluting it with all kinds of taunts, invectives, and revilings.
As the shadows of night approached Marheyo's household were once more assembled under his roof: tapers were lit, long curious chants were raised, interminable stories were told (for which one present was little the wiser), and all sorts of social festivities served to while away the time.
When the chants came on one of her favourites happened to be chosen among the rest--the old double chant "Langdon"--but she did not know what it was called, though she would much have liked to know.
The vesper service was going forward in splendid chants and organ tones in the adjacent choir, and meanwhile, between Mrs.
Their chants, which were destitute of all melody, but were sung in excellent time, continued until far into the night.
The witch doctor came and built a little fire before the infant, upon which he boiled some strange concoction in a small earthen pot, making weird passes above it and mumbling strange, monotonous chants.
Sometimes it modulated into tones which reminded me of the severer harmonies of the old Gregorian chants.
They reach the chapel vast and dim, and there, before the great altar with its gleaming lights, the Abbot in his robes chants the services, but where the voices of choir and people were wont to join, there sounds only the clear high voice of one little boy.
For though a man have sorrow and grief in his newly-troubled soul and live in dread because his heart is distressed, yet, when a singer, the servant of the Muses, chants the glorious deeds of men of old and the blessed gods who inhabit Olympus, at once he forgets his heaviness and remembers not his sorrows at all; but the gifts of the goddesses soon turn him away from these.
He sang, once, and deliberately, several of the ancient chants in the presence of Professor Wertz, who gave courses in old Saxon and who was a philogist of repute and passion.