A short, simple series of syllables or words that are sung on or intoned to the same note or a limited range of notes. A canticle or prayer sung or intoned in this manner. A song or melody. A monotonous rhythmic call or shout, as of a slogan: the chant of the crowd at the rally. To sing or intone to a chant: chant a prayer. To celebrate in song: chanting a hero's deeds. To say in the manner of a chant: chanted defiant slogans. To sing, especially in the manner of a chant: chanted while a friend jumped rope. To speak monotonously.