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Definition of "chant" []

  • A short, simple series of syllables or words that are sung on or intoned to the same note or a limited range of notes. (noun)
  • A canticle or prayer sung or intoned in this manner. (noun)
  • A song or melody. (noun)
  • A monotonous rhythmic call or shout, as of a slogan: the chant of the crowd at the rally. (noun)
  • To sing or intone to a chant: chant a prayer. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chant" in a sentence
  • "Did the rain chant several friends and I did yesterday do any good?"
  • "But now there's even bad news about their fans: Fireman Ed Anzalone, the originator of the J-E-T-S chant, is facing an assault charge following an altercation with a Giants fan during the pre-season Jets/Giants game, according to the Post."
  • "This second chant is a necessary corollary to the first."