- to chant; intone.
Origin of cantillate
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Does Mr. Arnold Bennett cantillate his "copy" into the horn of a graphophone or use a motor-stylus?
- to chant (passages of the Hebrew Scriptures) according to the traditional Jewish melody
- to intone or chant
C19: from Late Latin cantillāre to sing softly, from Latin cantāre to sing
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