- 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[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 Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense
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