cantillation

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Genesis 1:9: God said, "Let the waters be collected."
Letters in black, vowel points and d'geshim (gemination marks) in red, cantillation in blue.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˌkæntɪˈleɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

cantillation ‎(plural cantillations)

  1. The intonation of a sentence, esp. Jewish script, codified by marks which are read as sequences of musical pitches.
  2. chanting

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Noun[edit]

cantillation f ‎(plural cantillations)

  1. cantillation (the act of cantillating)