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[chawnt, chahnt]
noun, verb (used with or without object) Obsolete.
  1. chant.
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Examples from the Web for chaunt

Historical Examples

  • I answered, 'That is well,' and began to chaunt the song of death.


    Franois Auguste de Chateaubriand

  • Chaunt then till I go to sleep, and if I wake when you stop, you 'll have this at your head.

  • I wonder whether we could find some old mariner, who could give us a chaunt from Tasso?

    A Love Story

    A Bushman

  • And then, above the rain storm that beat loudly on the corrugated iron, I heard the sound of a chaunt.

    London to Ladysmith via Pretoria

    Winston Spencer Churchill

  • As soon as the parties are formed, all sit down on the ground, and begin to chaunt prayers in a slow and subdued tone.

British Dictionary definitions for chaunt


noun, verb
  1. a less common variant of chant
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Derived Formschaunter, noun
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