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 for Ambrosian chant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ambrosian \Am*bro"sian\, a.
     Of or pertaining to St. Ambrose; as, the Ambrosian office, or
     ritual, a formula of worship in the church of Milan,
     instituted by St. Ambrose.
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     Ambrosian chant, the mode of signing or chanting introduced
        by St. Ambrose in the 4th century.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chant \Chant\, n. [F. chant, fr. L. cantus singing, song, fr.
     canere to sing. See Chant, v. t.]
     1. Song; melody.
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     2. (Mus.) A short and simple melody, divided into two parts
        by double bars, to which unmetrical psalms, etc., are sung
        or recited. It is the most ancient form of choral music.
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     3. A psalm, etc., arranged for chanting.
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     4. Twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone. [R.]
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              His strange face, his strange chant.  --Macaulay.
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     Ambrosian chant, See under Ambrosian.
     Chant royal [F.], in old French poetry, a poem containing
        five strophes of eleven lines each, and a concluding
        stanza. -- each of these six parts ending with a common
     Gregorian chant. See under Gregorian.
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