The definition of a chant is a song, melody or something repeated over and over again.(noun)
An example of a chant is a simple church hymn.
Chant is defined as to sing or to say something over and over again.(verb)
An example of chant is to continuously shout the same cheer at a sporting event.
See chant in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < L cantus, song < the v.
Origin: ME chanten < OFr chanter, canter < L cantare, freq. of canere, to sing < IE base *kan-, to sing, sound > hen, Gr kanachē, sound, noise, Bret cana, sing, Ger hahn
See chant in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Probably from French, song
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin cantus
Origin: , from
Origin: past participle of canere, to sing
Origin: . V., from Middle English chaunten, to sing
Origin: , from Old French chanter
Origin: , from Latin cantāre
Origin: , frequentative of canere; see kan- in Indo-European roots.
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