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English definition of “chant”


verb [I/T]    /tʃænt/
to sing a prayer or song to a simple tune, or to repeat or sing a word or phrase continuously: [I] We sat for hours listening to the chanting. chant    /tʃænt/ noun [C] She led the delegates in the chant, “No more taxes.”
(Definition of chant verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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