chanter

[ chan-ter, chahn- ]
/ ˈtʃæn tər, ˈtʃɑn- /

noun

a person who chants; singer.
a chorister; precentor.
the chief singer or priest of a chantry.
the pipe of a bagpipe provided with finger holes for playing the melody.

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Origin of chanter

1250–1300; chant + -er1; replacing Middle English chantour<Anglo-French, variant of Old French chanteor<Latin cantātōr-, equivalent to cantā(re) to sing (see chant) + -tor-tor

OTHER WORDS FROM chanter

chant·er·ship, nounun·der·chant·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chanter

chanter
/ (ˈtʃɑːntə) /

noun

a person who chants
the pipe on a set of bagpipes that is provided with finger holes and on which the melody is played
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