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- adj. Of, pertaining to, or containing cant
- adj. Of or pertaining to singing or singers
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Containing cant or affectation; whining; singing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to singing or to singers. Dr. S. Miller.
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The word "cantatory" explains itself as a volume containing chants; it was also called "Graduale", because the chanter stood on a step (gradus) of the ambo, or pulpit, while singing the response after the Epistle.
Not so with poets, orators, and other human professors of the high-flying and cantatory arts.
African, and something of African feeling is observable in their impressive but in cantatory manner of ringing.