Origin of chanter
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Examples from the Web for chanter
Never a roar of the drone or a sob of the chanter but's in the Gaelic tongue.John Splendid
The chanter did not arrive until the afternoon of October 23.
Then it became the province of the chanter to completely obliterate it.
Behind the priest and a chanter stood the notabilities on a spot reserved for them.War and Peace
He is a cogger of dice, I tell thee—a chanter of horseflesh.Burlesques
William Makepeace Thackeray
- a person who chants
- the pipe on a set of bagpipes that is provided with finger holes and on which the melody is played
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Word Origin and History for chanter
"singer, composer," late 14c., from Old French chanteor (Modern French chanteur), from Latin cantorem "singer," from cantare "to sing" (see chant (v.)).
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