how to pronounce chant


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chant is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of chant in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… hands up the chant leader would call out …”

meanings of chant


  1. To utter or repeat in a strongly rhythmical manner, especially as a group.
  2. To sing or intone sacred text.
  3. To sing, especially without instruments, and as applied to monophonic and pre-modern music.
  4. To sell horses fraudulently, exaggerating their merits.


  1. Type of singing done generally without instruments and harmony.
  2. Twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone.
  3. 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.
  4. A repetitive song, typically an incantation or part of a ritual.


  1. A surname​.

chant frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word chant occurs in english on average 4.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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