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chant

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chantchant1 /tʃɑːnt $ tʃænt/ ●○○ verb [intransitive, transitive]  1 AGAINto repeat a word or phrase again and again protesters chanting anti-government slogans2 APMSINGto sing or say a religious song or prayer in a way that involves using only one note or tone a priest chanting the liturgy
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chantProtesters clapped and chanted.She chanted aloud: now and at the hour of our death amen.The old man continued to chant and Corbett suddenly felt more relaxed.We could hear monks chanting as we entered the monastery.You just sit on the ground, chant, douse yourself with gasoline and light a match.DiMaggio came to the window as the crowd chanted, "Joe, Joe!"Yet each year they continue to chant the get-tough mantra: more funding, more firepower and stiffer sanctions.The priests and deacons chanted the liturgy that has barely changed in more than a thousand years.He was there when the killers streamed down from the surrounding hills, chanting war cries.I just hope they're chanting when we win the Championship.
Related topics: Music, Religion & thought
chantchant2 ●○○ noun [countable]  1 SINGwords or phrases that are repeated again and again by a group of people Others in the crowd took up the chant (=began chanting).chant of chants of ‘oh no, we won’t go’2 APMa regularly repeated tune, often with many words sung on one note, especially used for religious prayerschanter noun [countable]
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chantBetween each song, a chant pushes up like a hushed inhale, murmuring from a hesitant corner.Computer science is a bit like a Gregorian chant a one-line melody changing state within larger scale sections.The music is as old as Gregorian chant and as fresh as a Disney soundtrack.There's the Andamans, where they never talk, just converse entirely in song - a sort of chant.Demonstrators blew whistles and screamed protest chants.When was the last time you heard that chant in the Coliseum?The chant was deafeningly clear from the outset.Other examples of these chants are to be found in Chapter 5.
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Verb table
chant
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theychant
he, she, itchants
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theychanted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave chanted
he, she, ithas chanted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad chanted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill chant
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have chanted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam chanting
he, she, itis chanting
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you, we, theyare chanting
Past
I, he, she, itwas chanting
you, we, theywere chanting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been chanting
he, she, ithas been chanting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been chanting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be chanting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been chanting
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