Chant vs Chank - What's the difference?

chant | chank |


As verbs the difference between chant and chank

is that chant is to sing, especially without instruments, and as applied to monophonic and pre-modern music while chank is (us) to eat noisily; to champ or chomp.

As nouns the difference between chant and chank

is that chant is type of singing done generally without instruments and harmony while chank is (east india) the large spiral shell of several species of sea conch, much used in making bangles, especially.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

chant

English

Alternative forms

* (archaic) chaunt

Verb

(en verb)
  • To sing, especially without instruments, and as applied to monophonic and pre-modern music.
  • * Spenser
  • The cheerful birds do chant sweet music.
  • To sing or intone sacred text.
  • Noun

    (wikipedia chant) (en noun)
  • Type of singing done generally without instruments and harmony.
  • (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.
  • Twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone.
  • * Macaulay
  • His strange face, his strange chant .
  • A repetitive song, typically an incantation or part of a ritual.
  • Anagrams

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    chank

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (East India) The large spiral shell of several species of sea conch, much used in making bangles, especially .
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (US) To eat noisily; to champ or chomp