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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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