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

     

    chant

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    verb
    BrE BrE//tʃɑːnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʃænt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they chant
    BrE BrE//tʃɑːnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʃænt//
     
    he / she / it chants
    BrE BrE//tʃɑːnts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʃænts//
     
    past simple chanted
    BrE BrE//ˈtʃɑːntɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃæntɪd//
     
    past participle chanted
    BrE BrE//ˈtʃɑːntɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃæntɪd//
     
    -ing form chanting
    BrE BrE//ˈtʃɑːntɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃæntɪŋ//
     
    Pieces of music
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to sing or shout the same words or phrases many times A group of protesters, chanting and carrying placards, waited outside. chant something The crowd chanted their hero's name. ‘Resign! Resign!’ they chanted.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] chant (something) to sing or say a religious song or prayer using only a few notes that are repeated many times 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’.Extra examples In a nearby temple, our guide chanted a prayer and lit a stick of incense. The crowd chanted their hero’s name.
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