cantillation

/ (ˌkæntɪˈleɪʃən) /


noun
  1. the traditional notation representing the various traditional Jewish melodies to which scriptural passages are chanted

  2. chanting or intonation

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How to use cantillation in a sentence

  • They guide the modulated flow of the voice in cantillation, thus serving, in a certain sense, as musical notes.

    Companion to the Bible | E. P. Barrows
  • The cantillation of the mele was in the distinct and quiet tone and manner which the Hawaiians termed ko'i-honua.

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii | Nathaniel Bright Emerson
  • The feature that most interests us is the singing, or cantillation, of the oli.

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii | Nathaniel Bright Emerson