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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 chaunting

Historical Examples

  • Do you remember the bishop's preaching against your father's chaunting?

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

    Anthony Trollope

  • I paced silently to and fro in the aisles, whilst the canons were chaunting vespers.

  • And of their chaunting was no end; of our headlong pace was neither pause nor remission.

  • His voice is soft, and resembles more the chaunting of a little bird, than the cry of a quadruped.

    Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10)

    Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon

  • As Manuel entered the gallery one of the magic-workers was chaunting shrilly in the darkness below.

    Figures of Earth

    James Branch Cabell

British Dictionary definitions for chaunting


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