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Ambrosian chant Explained

Ambrosian chant at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

{Ambrosian chant}, the mode of signing or chanting introduced
by St. Ambrose in the 4th century.

Chant \Chant\, n.[F. chant, fr. L. cantus singing, song, fr.
canere to sing. See {Chant}, v. t.]
1. Song; melody.

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.

3. A psalm, etc., arranged for chanting.

4. Twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone. [R.]

His strange face, his strange chant. --Macaulay.

{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}.