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Chant


CHANT, verb transitive

1. To sing; to utter a melodious voice; that is, to cant or throw the voice in modulations.

The cheerful birds do chant sweet music.

2. To celebrate in song; as, to chant the praises of Jehovah.

3. To sing, as in church-service; to repeat words in a kind of canting voice, with modulations.

CHANT, verb intransitive

1. To sing; to make melody with the voice.

They chant to the sound of the viol. Amos 6:5.

2. To repeat words in the church-service with a kind of singing.

CHANT, noun Song; melody; church-service.