Chant

A chant (from French chanter) is the rhythmic speaking or singing of words or sounds, often primarily on one or two main pitches called reciting tones. Chants may range from a simple melody involving a limited set of notes to highly complex musical structures, often including a great deal of repetition of musical subphrases, such as Great Responso...
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Chant

• (v. t.) To sing or recite after the manner of a chant, or to a tune called a chant. • (v. t.) A short and simple melody, divided into two parts by double bars, to which unmetrical psalms, etc., are sung or recited. It is the most ancient form of choral music. • (v. i.) To make melody with the voice; to sing. • (v. t.) To celeb...
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chant

noun a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone
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Chant

[crater] This is a nearly circular crater with a slight outward bulge in the northeast wall. The outer rim is sharp-edged, and the inner sides slope directly downward with only some minor terraces along the east wall. The interior floor is somewhat irregular, particularly in the southern half. There is a small central peak at the midpoint o...
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Chant

[horse] Chant (foaled 1891 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that won the 1894 Kentucky Derby, Phoenix Stakes, and Clark Handicap. He was related through his damsire, King Alfonso, to Kentucky Derby winners Fonso (1880) and Joe Cotton (1885) and through his sire, Falsetto, to His Eminence (1901) and Sir Huon (1906). Chant ...
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Chant

Chant intransitive verb 1. To make melody with the voice; to sing. ' Chant to the sound of the viol.' Amos vi. 5. 2. (Mus.) To sing, as in reciting a chant. To chant (or chaunt) horses , to sing their praise; to overpraise; to cheat in selling...
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Chant

Chant noun [ French chant , from Latin cantus singing, song, from canere to sing. See Chant , transitive verb ] 1. Song; melody. 2. (Mus.) A short and simple melody, divided into two parts by double bars, to which unmetrical ...
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Chant

Chant transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Chanted ; present participle & verbal noun Chanting .] [ French chanter , from Latin cantare , intens. of canere to sing. Confer Cant affected speaking, and...
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Chant

A chant is a short and simple musical melody, divided into two parts by double bars, to which unmetrical psalms, etc., are sung or recited. It is the most ancient form of choral music.
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chant

a complex French form of the ballade, having various forms.
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Chant

Chant was old slang for to fraudulently praise something in order to sell it.
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chant

chant, general name for one-voiced, unaccompanied, liturgical music. Usually it refers to the liturgical melodies of the Byzantine, Russian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Anglican churches and is analogous to cantillation in Jewish liturgical music, Qur'anic chanting in Islam, and single-line chantin...
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chant

general term for liturgical song similar to plainsong.
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Chant

Rhythmic text, repeated orally by individuals or a group to improve recall.
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chant

Ritual incantation by an individual or group, for confidence or mutual support. Chants can be secular (as, for example, sports supporters' chants) or religious, both Eastern and Western. Ambrosian and Gregorian chants are forms of plainsong
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Chant

Singing in unison, texts in a free rhythm. Similar to the rhythm of speech.
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Chant

Singing in unison, texts in a free rhythm. Similar to the rhythm of speech.
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Chant

The rhythmic speaking or singing of words or sounds, either on a single pitch or with a simple melody involving a limited set of notes and often including a great deal of repetition or statis. Chant may be considered speech, music, or a heightened form of speech which is more effective in conveying emotion or expressing ones spiritual side.
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chant

[n] - a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone 2. [v] - utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically 3. [v] - recite with musical intonation
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