When children on the streets see an officer drive by, they flash a smile, wave peace signs in the air, and chant “jaysh al hur!”
Instead, they chant slogans that are nationalist, pro-army and anti-Muslim Brotherhood.
It is your ornament, your grace, your seduction, your chant for courting.
A car parked at a red light honked its horn in rhythm with the chant as the crowd passed in front of it.
The six-foot-ten actor plays a gentle giant capable only of saying his own name, which the audience quickly started to chant.
The chant is a weird sing-song which relates the conquests of the race.
Faint and far-off across the centuries sounds the chant of angels.
The voice which carried the chant was called the tenor, from the Latin teneo, "I hold."
A loudspeaker blared the chant of the croupiers from the tables inside.
They seem to call for an order of priests and priestesses to chant them.
late 14c., from Old French chanter "to sing, celebrate" (12c.), from Latin cantare "to sing," originally frequentative of canere "sing" (which it replaced), from PIE root *kan- "to sing" (cf. Greek eikanos "cock," Old English hana "cock," both literally "bird who sings for sunrise;" Old Irish caniaid "sings," Welsh canu "sing"). The frequentative quality of the word was no longer felt in Latin, and by the time French emerged the word had entirely displaced canere. Related: Chanted; chanting.
1670s, from chant (v.), or else from French chant (12c.), from Latin cantus "song, a singing; bird-song," from past participle stem of canere.