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Chant vs. Incantation

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Chantverb

To sing, especially without instruments, and as applied to monophonic and pre-modern music.

Incantationnoun

The act or process of using formulas and/or usually rhyming words, sung or spoken, with occult ceremonies, for the purpose of raising spirits, producing enchantment, or creating other magical results.

Chantverb

To sing or intone sacred text.

Incantationnoun

A formula of words used as above.

Chantverb

To utter or repeat in a strongly rhythmical manner, especially as a group.

‘The football fans chanted insults at the referee.’;

Incantationnoun

Any esoteric command or procedure.

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Chantverb

To sell horses fraudulently, exaggerating their merits.

Incantationnoun

The act or process of using formulas sung or spoken, with occult ceremonies, for the purpose of raising spirits, producing enchantment, or affecting other magical results; enchantment.

Chantnoun

Type of singing done generally without instruments and harmony.

Incantationnoun

A formula of words used as above.

Chantnoun

(music) A short and simple melody, divided into two parts by double bars, to which unmetrical psalms, etc., are sung or recited. It is the most ancient form of choral music.

Incantationnoun

The repetitive invoking of old sayings, or emitting a wordy discourse with little or no meaning, to avoid serious discussion; obfuscation; as, to defend one's views with empty incantations.

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Chantnoun

Twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone.

Incantationnoun

a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect

Chantnoun

A repetitive song, typically an incantation or part of a ritual.

Incantationnoun

a series of words said as a magic spell or charm

‘an incantation to raise the dead’;

Chantverb

To utter with a melodious voice; to sing.

‘The cheerful birds . . . do chant sweet music.’;

Incantationnoun

the use of words as a magic spell

‘there was no magic in such incantation’;

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Chantverb

To celebrate in song.

‘The poets chant in the theaters.’;

Incantation

An incantation, a spell, a charm, an enchantment or a bewitchery, is a magical formula intended to trigger a magical effect on a person or objects. The formula can be spoken, sung or chanted.

Chantverb

To sing or recite after the manner of a chant, or to a tune called a chant.

Chantverb

To make melody with the voice; to sing.

Chantverb

To sing, as in reciting a chant.

Chantnoun

Song; melody.

Chantnoun

A short and simple melody, divided into two parts by double bars, to which unmetrical psalms, etc., are sung or recited. It is the most ancient form of choral music.

Chantnoun

A psalm, etc., arranged for chanting.

Chantnoun

Twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone.

‘His strange face, his strange chant.’;

Chantnoun

a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone

Chantverb

recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm;

‘The rabbi chanted a prayer’;

Chantverb

utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically;

‘The students chanted the same slogan over and over again’;

Chant

A chant (from French chanter, from Latin cantare, ) is the iterative speaking or singing of words or sounds, often primarily on one or two main pitches called reciting tones. Chants may range from a simple melody involving a limited set of notes to highly complex musical structures, often including a great deal of repetition of musical subphrases, such as Great Responsories and Offertories of Gregorian chant.

‘to sing’;

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