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chant is pronounced in one syllable
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video examples of chant pronunciation
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
To utter or repeat in a strongly rhythmical manner, especially as a group.
To sing or intone sacred text.
To sing, especially without instruments, and as applied to monophonic and pre-modern music.
To sell horses fraudulently, exaggerating their merits.
Type of singing done generally without instruments and harmony.
Twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone.
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.
A repetitive song, typically an incantation or part of a ritual.
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.