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cantillate

[ kan-tl-eyt ]
/ 藞k忙n tl藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), can路til路lat路ed, can路til路lat路ing.
to chant; intone.
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Origin of cantillate

1860鈥65; <Late Latin cantill膩tus sung low, hummed (past participle of cantill膩re), equivalent to cant- sing (see cant1) + -ill- diminutive suffix + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM cantillate

can路til路la路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cantillate

cantillate
/ (藞k忙nt瑟藢le瑟t) /

verb
to chant (passages of the Hebrew Scriptures) according to the traditional Jewish melody
to intone or chant

Word Origin for cantillate

C19: from Late Latin cantill膩re to sing softly, from Latin cant膩re to sing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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