Chaunt vs Chant - What's the difference?

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Chaunt is an alternative form of chant.


As nouns the difference between chaunt and chant

is that chaunt is (chant) while chant is type of singing done generally without instruments and harmony.

As verbs the difference between chaunt and chant

is that chaunt is (chant) while chant is to sing, especially without instruments, and as applied to monophonic and pre-modern music.

chaunt

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Verb

    (en verb)
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    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.
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