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cantillate

[kan-tl-eyt] /ˈkæn tlˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), cantillated, cantillating.
1.
to chant; intone.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Late Latin cantillātus sung low, hummed (past participle of cantillāre), equivalent to cant- sing (see cant1) + -ill- diminutive suffix + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
cantillation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cantillate

cantillate

/ˈkæntɪˌleɪt/
verb
1.
to chant (passages of the Hebrew Scriptures) according to the traditional Jewish melody
2.
to intone or chant
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin cantillāre to sing softly, from Latin cantāre to sing
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