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 for Chant royal
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
        refrain.
  
     Gregorian chant. See under Gregorian.
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