chantey
or chanty or shanty noun (plural chanteys or chanties or shanties) Etymology: modification of French chanter Date: 1856 a song sung by sailors in rhythm with their work

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  • Chantey — Chant ey, n. [Cf. F. chanter to sing, and {Chant}. n.] A sailor s song. [1913 Webster] May we lift a deep sea chantey such as seamen use at sea? Kipling. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chantey — chantey, chanty англ. [ча/нти] хоровая матросская песня; то же, что shanty …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • chantey — n. pl. chanties [shan′tē, chan′tē] n. chanteys [< ? Fr chantez, imper. of chanter: see CHANT] a song formerly sung by sailors in rhythm with their motions while working, as while turning a capstan: also chanty n. chanties …   English World dictionary

  • chantey — noun a rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors • Syn: ↑chanty, ↑sea chantey, ↑shanty • Hypernyms: ↑work song * * * chanty [chanty …   Useful english dictionary

  • chantey — noun Chantey is used after these nouns: ↑sea …   Collocations dictionary

  • chantey — /shan tee, chan /, n., pl. chanteys. a sailors song, esp. one sung in rhythm to work. Also, chanty, shantey, shanty. [1855 60; alter. of F chanter to sing; see CHANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • chantey — noun A song a sailor sings, especially in rhythm to his work …   Wiktionary

  • chantey — n. shanty, rhythmic song sung by sailors …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chantey — [ ʃanti] noun US spelling of shanty2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • chantey — chan·tey …   English syllables

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