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Definition of Chant


  1. To utter with a melodious voice; to sing.
  2. To celebrate in song.
  3. To sing or recite after the manner of a chant, or to a tune called a chant.
  4. To make melody with the voice; to sing.
  5. To sing, as in reciting a chant.
  6. Song; melody.
  7. 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.
  8. A psalm, etc., arranged for chanting.
  9. Twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone.

Chant Quotations

Sometimes I feel like a Buddhist and I need to chant; sometimes a Baptist and I need to holler and shout; and sometimes I need to be a Catholic and need to purge my sins and confess. It just depends on where I am.
Jill Scott

The Dalai Lama was once asked for his favorite chant, and he said it was better not to have a favorite anything, which I think is a great thought.
Jeremy Piven

I never close a door on any other religion. Most of the time, some part of it makes sense to me. I don't believe everyone has to chant just because I chant. I believe all religion is about touching something inside of yourself.
Tina Turner

Chanting is a simple practice. When you notice you are thinking about something else during the chant, let go of the thought and come back home, to the chant, to that place where we are expressing our inner purity.
Sharon Salzberg

You should breathe deeply and chant, 'Money will easily and effortlessly flow into my life' as often as you can every day. Things will start to change after a month. If you believe you will be financially secure, then you are opening yourself up to change.
Louise L. Hay
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Chant Translations

chant in German is Gesang, Kirchenlied
chant in Norwegian is sang, messe

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