chant


chant
01. The dancers [chanted] in low voices as they danced around the stage.
02. As we got nearer to the temple, we could hear the monks [chanting] in Sanskrit.
03. The [chanting] outside the government legislature intensified when the politicians came out to address the protesters.
04. The crowd [chanted] anti-government slogans as the President emerged from the meeting.
05. "Give peace a chance," [chanted] the demonstrators.
06. Melodious though they are, the [chants] of the Roman Church still cling to the form of the verbal message.
07. Excited fans [chanted] the name of the band as they came out on stage.
08. In the 1880s, French monks at Solesmes began to publish facsimile editions with commentaries of the sources of Gregorian [chant].
09. The savages [chanted] war cries as they danced around the fire.
10. Most Christian [chant] began in the Middle Ages, but it has been kept alive since that time, if often in corrupt versions.
11. The [chants] of the Roman Church can all be divided into those with biblical and those with nonbiblical texts.
12. Up to the 1700s, a large proportion of Western music found its source and inspiration in the [chants] of the Roman Church.
13. Scholars have described the [chants] of the Roman Church as including some of the noblest melodies ever created.
14. The [chants] of the Roman Church are considered by many to be one of the great treasures of Western civilization.
15. Ralph Waldo Emerson once advised, "Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but [chant] the beauty of the good."
16. Survivors of the disaster lit candles and [chanted] prayers for the dead.

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  • chant — 1. (chan) s. m. 1°   Sorte de modification de la voix humaine par laquelle on forme des sons variés, appréciables et soumis à des intervalles réguliers. •   Il nous entretint de l usage où l on a toujours été de mêler le chant aux plaisirs de la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • chant — CHANT. subst. masc. Élévation et inflexion de voix sur différens tons, avec modulation. Beau chant. Chant agréable, harmonieux, mélodieux. Chant triste, lugubre. Chant d alégresse. Chant de triomphe. Chant nuptial. Chant pastoral. Mettre un air… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • chant — s. m. Eslevation & inflexion de voix sur differents tons, avec quelque sorte d harmonie. Beau chant. chant agreable. harmonieux, melodieux. chant triste, lugubre. chant d allegresse. chant de triomphe. chant nuptial. il ne met pas bien cet air en …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Chant — Chant, n. [F. chant, fr. L. cantus singing, song, fr. canere to sing. See {Chant}, v. t.] 1. Song; melody. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) A short and simple melody, divided into two parts by double bars, to which unmetrical psalms, etc., are sung or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chant 2 — Studio album by Merzbow Released 1985 Genre Noise Length 47:48 …   Wikipedia

  • Chant — Chant, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chanted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chanting}.] [F. chanter, fr. L. cantare, intens. of canere to sing. Cf. {Cant} affected speaking, and see {Hen}.] 1. To utter with a melodious voice; to sing. [1913 Webster] The cheerful… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CHANT — CHANT, MUSIQUE, MÉLOPÉE, GESTICULATION, SALTATION. Questions sur ces objets.     Un Turc pourra t il concevoir que nous ayons une espèce de chant pour le premier de nos mystères, quand nous le célébrons en musique; une autre espèce, que nous… …   Dictionnaire philosophique de Voltaire

  • chant — Chant, Cantus. Commencer le chant, Praecinere. Quand on va disant un chant, Fundere sonum. Un chant de dueil sur la mort d un trespassé, Naenia, aut Naeniae, naeniarum. Chant de plusieurs instrumens d accord, qui accordent ensemble, Symphoniae… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Chant — Chant, v. i. 1. To make melody with the voice; to sing. Chant to the sound of the viol. Amos vi. 5. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) To sing, as in reciting a chant. [1913 Webster] {To chant horses} or {To chaunt horses}, to sing their praise; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chant — [chant, chänt] n. [Fr < L cantus, song < the v.] 1. a song; melody 2. a) a simple liturgical song in which a string of syllables or words is sung to each tone b) words, as of a canticle or psalm, to be sung in this way 3. a) …   English World dictionary