- to chant; intone.
Origin of cantillate
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The feature that most interests us is the singing, or cantillation, of the oli.
The cantillation of the mele was in the distinct and quiet tone and manner which the Hawaiians termed ko'i-honua.
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 traditional notation representing the various traditional Jewish melodies to which scriptural passages are chanted
- chanting or intonation
- 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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