chant

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English[edit]

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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.

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Noun[edit]

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chant (plural chants)

  1. Type of singing done generally without instruments and harmony.

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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.

Noun[edit]

chant m (plural chants)

  1. song

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

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, nominative singular chanz, nominative plural chant)

  1. song

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Romansch[edit]

Verb[edit]

chant

  1. first-person singular present indicative of chantar

Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

chant m

  1. Cant with the aspirate mutation.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cant gant nghant chant