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English noun: chant

1. chant (communication) a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone


Broader (hypernym)religious song


Narrower (hyponym)Gregorian chant, plainchant, plainsong


Instance hyponymHallel, Hare Krishna


English verb: chant

1. chant (communication) recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm


SamplesThe rabbi chanted a prayer.


ExamplesThey will chant the duet


Synonymscantillate, intonate, intone


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sing


Narrower (hyponym)singsong

2. chant (communication) utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically


SamplesThe students chanted the same slogan over and over again.


ExamplesSam and Sue chant


Synonymsintone, tone


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize









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