Definition Of chant


a repeated rhythmic phrase, typically one shouted or sung in unison by a crowd.

The rhythmic chant spread through the crowd of hundreds of thousands that filled Kiev's Independence Square on the evening of November 22.

a short musical passage in two or more phrases used for singing unmetrical words; a psalm or canticle sung to such music.

Although I enjoy chants and church music quite a bit, I had not, for some time, felt the need to attend a church service.

say or shout repeatedly in a singsong tone.

protesters were chanting slogans

Example Of chant

  • A chant ran through the crowd as the World Cup was brought onto the filed.

  • a group of young people set up a chant of ‘Why are we waiting?’

  • A monk will be hired to chant some Buddhist scriptures and perform a simple ceremony at the morgue instead of at a funeral parlor.

  • A noted musicologist whose interests include chant , medieval music and Tudor keyboard music, he has written many chamber and choral pieces.

  • And then they are off again, singing and repeating the chant over and over.

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