Ambrosian chant
Chant Chant, n. [F. chant, fr. L. cantus singing, song, fr. canere to sing. See {Chant}, v. t.] 1. Song; melody. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mus.) 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. [1913 Webster]

3. A psalm, etc., arranged for chanting. [1913 Webster]

4. Twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone. [R.] [1913 Webster]

His strange face, his strange chant. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

{Ambrosian chant}, See under {Ambrosian}.

{Chant royal} [F.], in old French poetry, a poem containing five strophes of eleven lines each, and a concluding stanza. -- each of these six parts ending with a common refrain.

{Gregorian chant}. See under {Gregorian}. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • Ambrosian chant — (also known as Milanese chant) is the liturgical plainchant repertory of the Ambrosian rite of the Roman Catholic Church, related to but distinct from Gregorian chant. It is primarily associated with the Archdiocese of Milan, and named after St.… …   Wikipedia

  • Ambrosian Chant — • Chant composed by St. Ambrose Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Ambrosian Chant     Ambrosian Chant     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Ambrosian chant — Ambrosian Am*bro sian, a. Of or pertaining to St. Ambrose; as, the Ambrosian office, or ritual, a formula of worship in the church of Milan, instituted by St. Ambrose. [1913 Webster] {Ambrosian chant}, the mode of signing or chanting introduced… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ambrosian chant — the liturgical chant, established by Saint Ambrose, characterized by ornamented, often antiphonal, singing. Also called Milanese chant. [1875 80] * * * ▪ vocal music       monophonic, or unison, chant that accompanies the Latin mass and canonical …   Universalium

  • Ambrosian Chant —    Chant sung in Roman Catholic liturgies in the diocese of Milan, Italy, traditionally attributed to St. Ambrose of Milan but now discredited, whose prestige helped ensure its survival as a distinct repertory despite the growing dominance of… …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • ambrosian chant — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : the plainsong associated with the liturgy of the church of Milan including antiphonal psalm chants ascribed to St. Ambrose * * * the liturgical chant, established by Saint Ambrose, characterized by ornamented,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ambrosian chant — /æmˌbroʊziən ˈtʃænt/ (say am.brohzeeuhn chant) noun a mode of singing or chanting introduced by St Ambrose, AD 340?–397, in Milan …   Australian English dictionary

  • Chant — Chant, n. [F. chant, fr. L. cantus singing, song, fr. canere to sing. See {Chant}, v. t.] 1. Song; melody. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) A short and simple melody, divided into two parts by double bars, to which unmetrical psalms, etc., are sung or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chant royal — Chant Chant, n. [F. chant, fr. L. cantus singing, song, fr. canere to sing. See {Chant}, v. t.] 1. Song; melody. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) A short and simple melody, divided into two parts by double bars, to which unmetrical psalms, etc., are sung …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ambrosian — Am*bro sian, a. Of or pertaining to St. Ambrose; as, the Ambrosian office, or ritual, a formula of worship in the church of Milan, instituted by St. Ambrose. [1913 Webster] {Ambrosian chant}, the mode of signing or chanting introduced by St.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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