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a person who chants; singer.
a chorister; precentor.
the chief singer or priest of a chantry.
the pipe of a bagpipe provided with finger holes for playing the melody.
a person who chants
the pipe on a set of bagpipes that is provided with finger holes and on which the melody is played

“singer, composer,” late 14c., from Old French chanteor (Modern French chanteur), from Latin cantorem “singer,” from cantare “to sing” (see chant (v.)).


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