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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 chant /ˈʧænt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chant v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Chanting.]
 1. To utter with a melodious voice; to sing.
    The cheerful birds . . . do chant sweet music.   --Spenser.
 2. To celebrate in song.
    The poets chant in the theaters.   --Bramhall.
 3. Mus. To sing or recite after the manner of a chant, or to a tune called a chant.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chant, v. i.
 1. To make melody with the voice; to sing. Chant to the sound of the viol.”
 2. Mus. To sing, as in reciting a chant.
 To chant horses or To chaunt horses, to sing their praise; to overpraise; to cheat in selling. See Chaunter.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chant, n.
 1. Song; melody.
 2. Mus. A short and simple melody, divided into two parts by double bars, to which unmetrical psalms, etc., are sung or recited. It is the most ancient form of choral music.
 3. A psalm, etc., arranged for chanting.
 4. Twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone. [R.]
    His strange face, his strange chant.   --Macaulay.
 Ambrosian chant, See under Ambrosian. Chant royal [F.], in old French poetry, a poem containing five strophes of eleven lines each, and a concluding stanza. -- each of these six parts ending with a common refrain.
 Gregorian chant. See under Gregorian.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary
          are assigned to a single tone
      v 1: recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a
           psalm; "The rabbi chanted a prayer" [syn: intone, intonate,
      2: utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The
         students chanted the same slogan over and over again"
         [syn: tone, intone]