cantillate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cantillate recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm "The rabbi chanted a prayer"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Cantillate To chant; to recite with musical tones.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cantillate To chant, intone, or recite in a half-singing style, as in Jewish synagogues. Also spelled cantilate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t., v.i Cantillate kan′ti-lāt to chant, intone
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cantillatus, p. p. of cantillare, to sing low, dim. of cantare,. See Cantata

Usage

In literature:

Both the cottonmouth and the cantil have definite affinities for water and are as likely to be found in water as out of it.
"Natural History of Cottonmouth Moccasin, Agkistrodon piscovorus (Reptilia)" by Ray D. Burkett
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In news:

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye in court.
Betty Cantile, Dolly Kronemeyer, Shanna Smallegan.
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