Translation of chant in Spanish:

chant

Pronunciation: /tʃænt; tʃɑːnt/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Music/Música] [Religion/Religión] salmodia (feminine) Gregorian/plain chant canto (masculine) gregoriano/llano
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    • Although I enjoy chants and church music quite a bit, I had not, for some time, felt the need to attend a church service.
    • At Milan, where at first he used to come to the cathedral to admire Ambrose's oratorical skill, he found himself not only impressed by the content of the discourses but also gripped by the psalm chants.
    • Contrast was provided by alternating choral chant with passages sung by soloists.
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    • It's a style that characterises Byzantine chant, which emerged in the Eastern Church, and is continued in today's Greek Orthodox tradition.
    • A noted musicologist whose interests include chant, medieval music and Tudor keyboard music, he has written many chamber and choral pieces.
    • Symphony No 3 is a more expansive, more fully developed piece which emerged from a protracted period of study of chant and early polyphony.
    1.2 (slogan — of demonstrators) consigna (feminine); (— of sports fans) alirón (masculine), cántico (masculine), canción (feminine)
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    • The rhythmic chant spread through the crowd of hundreds of thousands that filled Kiev's Independence Square on the evening of November 22.
    • Shouts and chants went up from the crowd as the lights drifted nearer.
    • And then they are off again, singing and repeating the chant over and over.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [Music/Música] [Religion/Religión] salmodiar 1.2 [crowd/demonstrators/fans] gritar

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [Music/Música] [Religion/Religión] salmodiar 1.2 [crowd] gritar

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