Definition of chant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    chant

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    noun
    BrE BrE//tʃɑːnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʃænt//
     
    Pieces of music
     
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  1. 1[countable] words or phrases that a group of people shout or sing again and again The crowd broke into chants of ‘Out! Out!’ football chants
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] a religious song or prayer or a way of singing, using only a few notes that are repeated many times a Buddhist chant In a nearby temple, our guide chanted a prayer and lit a stick of incense. see also Gregorian chant See related entries: Pieces of music
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘sing’): from Old French chanter ‘sing’, from Latin cantare, frequentative of canere ‘sing’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chant

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