Definitions

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  • n. A singing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A singing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A singing.

Etymologies

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Latin cantatio.

Examples

  • He set down I the cup, held his hand up again, and repeated his in -! cantation.

    Out of Phaze

  • Whether or not there was any mystic virtue in the exorcisory cantation of the previous night I cannot determine; but it is certain that, next morning, though headaches abounded among our officers, indications of the yellow fever there were none.

    Rattlin the Reefer

  • Your Lord and Master did well to make his re-cantation.

    All's Well That Ends Well (1623 First Folio Edition)

  • Off the hook man it was spooky watching the nueances and similarities to a young Bob Dylan in this paticular cantation of Jacobs band, Alot of Springsteen similarities as well it was like a cross between Bob and Bruce on a hillbilly highway.

    Expecting Rain

  • My offences are not to be redeemed by re - cantation or repentance.

    Junius

  • 24 To name is to see the "soul of the thing," to hear the "pre-cantation," of the sea, the mountain ridge, Niagara.

    Mark Twain's Languages

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