In the evening it was the custom for the canons to chaunt vespers with great pomp.
chaunt then till I go to sleep, and if I wake when you stop, you 'll have this at your head.
It touched one as does the reiterated note of a chaunt; if not with an impression of doom, at least with that of calamity.
As soon as the parties are formed, all sit down on the ground, and begin to chaunt prayers in a slow and subdued tone.
Parish clerks liquor their throats plentifully at eight, and chaunt out Hopkins most melodiously about ten.
This was varied by a backwards and forwards movement, the chaunt continuing all the time.
I answered, 'That is well,' and began to chaunt the song of death.
So monotonous was the chaunt, that its effect soon became visible in a general drowsiness.
And then, above the rain storm that beat loudly on the corrugated iron, I heard the sound of a chaunt.
Then the chaunt became quicker, by a sort of crescendo movement, and the song appeared transformed to a recitative.