Definition of 'chant'
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Songs and chants were performed, and speeches made. Smithsonian Mag (2017)The chants of the crowd are getting louder and it's time for him to go. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is powered by acoustic guitar and has a middle section with a singalong crowd chant. The Sun (2013)The rest stayed and chanted songs of gallows humour. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They waved placards and chanted the slogans that are doing the rounds this week. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He is also heard yelling footie chants outside a nightclub. The Sun (2010)The star woke to find the woman stroking her head and chanting prayers. The Sun (2009)Around them a mostly cheerful crowd chanted its demands. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The crowd waved banners and danced and schoolchildren chanted prayers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One nun was famous for refusing to rise or sit down without chanting a prayer. Christianity Today (2000)Not too much singing or chanting. The Sun (2013)Angry young men began chanting slogans. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)Gwendolen began to chant again, waving her arms this time. CHARMED LIFE (1977)Others rise and dance around the middle of the group, chanting as they move. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995) One chant is sung by an African choir. Times, Sunday Times (2015)After taking their details, the cops leave and the group carries on chanting. The Sun (2014)No one can condone chanting like that - in a football ground or anywhere else. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Scot would watch matches and hear the crowd chant his name. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Many shops and businesses were shut while crowds blocked traffic and chanted anti-government slogans. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Hundreds of settlers turned out to chant defiance outside the Knesset. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The man for whom cheers and chants once again rang out round Stamford Bridge. The Sun (2013)We said it to each other at home, one chanting, one listening. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)In their long dresses, they stand in chorus lines next to the archers, and put them off with mocking chants and suggestive songs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'chant'
British English: chant NOUN
A chant is a word or group of words that is repeated over and over again.
His words were drowned out by chants from fans.
Definition of chant from the Collins English Dictionary
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