Chant Chant, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chanted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chanting}.] [F. chanter, fr. L. cantare, intens. of canere to sing. Cf. {Cant} affected speaking, and see {Hen}.] 1. To utter with a melodious voice; to sing. [1913 Webster]

The cheerful birds . . . do chant sweet music. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To celebrate in song. [1913 Webster]

The poets chant in the theaters. --Bramhall. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mus.) To sing or recite after the manner of a chant, or to a tune called a chant. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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