- The definition of a chant is a song, melody or something repeated over and over again.
An example of a chant is a simple church hymn.
- Chant is defined as to sing or to say something over and over again.
An example of chant is to continuously shout the same cheer at a sporting event.
chant definition by Webster's New World
- a song; melody
- a simple liturgical song in which a string of syllables or words is sung to each tone
- words, as of a canticle or psalm, to be sung in this way
- a monotonous tone of voice; singsong mode of speaking
- anything uttered in this way
Origin: French ; from Classical Latin cantus, song ; from the verb
- to sing a chant; intone
- to say something monotonously or repetitiously
- Old Poet. to sing; warble
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
- to utter, sing, or recite in the manner of a chant
- Old Poet. to sing or to celebrate in song
chant definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A short, simple series of syllables or words that are sung on or intoned to the same note or a limited range of notes.b. A canticle or prayer sung or intoned in this manner.c. A song or melody.
- A monotonous rhythmic call or shout, as of a slogan: the chant of the crowd at the rally.
- To sing or intone to a chant: chant a prayer.
- To celebrate in song: chanting a hero's deeds.
- To say in the manner of a chant: chanted defiant slogans.
- To sing, especially in the manner of a chant: chanted while a friend jumped rope.
- To speak monotonously.
Origin: Probably from French, song, from Old French, from Latin cantus, from past participle of canere, to sing. V., from Middle English chaunten, to sing, from Old French chanter, from Latin cantāre, frequentative of canere; see kan- in Indo-European roots.
- chantˈing·ly adverb