Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a chant

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  • adj. uttered in a monotonous cadence or rhythm as in chanting

Etymologies

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chant +‎ -like

Examples

  • Last winter, noticing a surge in sales of chant as well as the runaway success of the futuristic, sci-fi videogame Halo — which uses chantlike melodies throughout its soundtrack — Tom Lewis, an A&R executive at Universal Music Classics, launched a kind of "Pop Idol" contest for Gregorian chant, which he advertised in Catholic papers throughout Britain.

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  • John experiments with tape loops, and strange chords, in the chantlike endings of "Good Morning" and "Lovely Rita, Meter Maid" -- endings that would be elaborated on in "I Am The Walrus" and "Hey Jude."

    Taoist Beatles Propaganda

  • They came, singing too, their voices at last providing the main body of the chantlike round of the other creatures:

    Time Streams

  • The Matriarch's deep voice begins a chantlike spell.

    Darksong Rising

  • She held her arms out for me, and I went to her so she could embrace me, rocking back and forth as she spoke in a chantlike voice.

    Crystal

  • "Do not resist it," Morhion said in a chantlike voice.

    Curse of the Shadowmage

  • The spectral knight's voice became a chantlike whisper.

    Curse of the Shadowmage

  • Many of the men were making lowtoned noises with their mouths, and these subdued cheers, snarls, imprecations, prayers, made a wild, barbaric song that went as an undercurrent of sound, strange and chantlike with the resounding chords of the war march.

    The Red Badge of Courage

  • Many of the men were making low-toned noises with their mouths, and these subdued cheers, snarls, imprecations, prayers, made a wild, barbaric song that went as an undercurrent of sound, strange and chantlike with the resounding chords of the war march.

    The Red Badge of Courage

  • God, who appears only on the video screens as disembodied lips and eyes, sings in eerily calm, chantlike lines, in unison and close dissonances, in the voice of Wesley Chinn, a countertenor, and

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