[ kan-tl-eyt ]
/ ˈkæn tlˌeɪt /
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verb (used with object), can·til·lat·ed, can·til·lat·ing.
to chant; intone.
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Origin of cantillate
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How to use cantillate in a sentence
Does Mr. Arnold Bennett cantillate his "copy" into the horn of a graphophone or use a motor-stylus?
British Dictionary definitions for cantillate
/ (ˈkæntɪˌleɪt) /
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 cantillāre to sing softly, from Latin cantāre to sing
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