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chanter Syllabification: chant·er
Pronunciation: /ˈCHan(t)ər/

Definition of chanter in English:


1A person who chants something.
Example sentences
  • But the chanters wear pinstripes and not patchouli oil.
  • At about the same time, police riding horses through the crowd stopped being effective at keeping the crowd moving and dispersing the jumping chanters.
  • Ignoring for now the slogan chanters and political partisans, there are a few key points to keep in mind.
2 Music The pipe of a bagpipe with finger holes, on which the melody is played.
Example sentences
  • His fingers danced across the holes of the chanter creating the melody.
  • She began learning to play the pipes when she was thirteen, practising first on the chanter, learning finger movement, arm movement, breathing control and finally marching.
  • During their first gathering in the band's conference room, the volunteers received instruction books, were measured for uniforms and played their first notes on bagpipe chanters.


Late Middle English: from Old French chanteor, from Latin cantator, from cantare (see chant).

Words that rhyme with chanter

enchanter, granter, planter, supplanter, transplanter, Vedanta
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