chant

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French chanter, from Latin cantō (to sing)

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chant (third-person singular simple present chants, present participle chanting, simple past and past participle chanted)

  1. To sing, especially without instruments, and as applied to monophonic and pre-modern music.
    • Spenser
      The cheerful birds [] do chant sweet music.
  2. To sing or intone sacred text.

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Noun[edit]

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chant (plural chants)

  1. Type of singing done generally without instruments and harmony.
  2. (music) 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.
  3. Twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone.
    • Macaulay
      His strange face, his strange chant.
  4. A repetitive song, typically an incantation or part of a ritual.

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chant

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of chanten
  2. imperative of chanten

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French chant, from Latin cantus.

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chant m (plural chants)

  1. song
  2. The discipline of singing

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French chant.

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chant m (plural chants)

  1. song

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Middle French[edit]

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chant m (plural chants or chants)

  1. song
    • 1552, François Rabelais, Le Tiers Livre:
      chant de Cycne est praesaige certain de sa mort prochaine
      the song of the swan is a certain prediction of its death

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin cantus

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chant m (oblique plural chanz or chantz, nominative singular chanz or chantz, nominative plural chant)

  1. song

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chant

  1. first-person singular present indicative of chantar

Welsh[edit]

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chant

  1. Cant with the aspirate mutation.

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cant gant nghant chant