to chant; intone.
Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, March 24, 1920. Various
to chant (passages of the Hebrew Scriptures) according to the traditional Jewish melody
to intone or chant
an inclined or beveled strip of wood, for changing the pitch of a roof slope or for rounding out the angle between a flat roof and an adjoining parapet.
insincere, especially conventional expressions of enthusiasm for high ideals, goodness, or piety. the private language of the underworld. the phraseology peculiar to a particular class, party, profession, etc.: the cant of the fashion industry. whining or singsong speech, especially of beggars. to talk hypocritically. to speak in the whining or singsong tone of a beggar; […]
Cantabrigian. abbreviation Cantabrigiensis Latin Cantabrigiensis (of Cambridge)
songlike and flowing in style. in a cantabile manner. Historical Examples A Bold Stroke for a Husband Hannah Cowley Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work Stephen Samuel Stratton Style in Singing W. E. Haslam Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work Stephen Samuel Stratton Unicorns James Huneker The Violoncello and Its History Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski […]