noun, verb (used with or without object) Obsolete.
Examples from the Web for chaunt
Every other day I visited poor Crimè, whose groans might be heard at night accompanied by the chaunt of some old hag.At Home with the Patagonians|George Chaworth Musters
So monotonous was the chaunt, that its effect soon became visible in a general drowsiness.Harold, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
This was varied by a backwards and forwards movement, the chaunt continuing all the time.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
The children are taught to read, to chaunt songs taken from the laws, and some kinds of music.
I wonder whether we could find some old mariner, who could give us a chaunt from Tasso?A Love Story|A Bushman