Chanter vs Chaunter - What's the difference?

chanter | chaunter |


As nouns the difference between chanter and chaunter

is that chanter is one who chants or sings while chaunter is (uk|slang|obsolete) a street seller of ballads and other broadsides.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

chanter

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who chants or sings
  • A priest who sings in a chantry
  • The pipe of a bagpipe on which the melody is played
  • The hedge sparrow.
  • Anagrams

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    chaunter

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK, slang, obsolete) A street seller of ballads and other broadsides.
  • (colloquial) A deceitful, tricky dealer or horse jockey.
  • * Dickens
  • He was a horse chaunter ; he's a leg now.
  • The chanter or flute of a bagpipe.
  • (Webster 1913) ----