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Main Entry: chanĚtey
Variant(s): or chanĚty /primarystressshant-emacron, primarystresschant- /; or shanĚty /primarystressshant-/
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural chanteys or chanties or shanties
Etymology: from French chanter "to sing," derived from Latin canere "to sing" --related to CANTATA, CHANT, CHARM
: a song sung by sailors in rhythm with their work

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