Chant, n. [F. chant, fr. L. cantus singing, song, fr. canere to sing. See Chant, v. t.] 1. Song; melody.
(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.
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.
Chan`tant"(?), a. [F. singing.] (Mus.) Composed in a melodious and singing style.
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