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n. & v. Archaic
Variant of chant.
a less common variant of chant
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]