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Definition of chant verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they chant
    he / she / it chants
    past simple chanted
    -ing form chanting
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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
    noun [uncountable] The chanting rose in volume.
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