|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To utter with a melodious voice; to sing.
2. (v. t.) To celebrate in song.
3. (v. t.) To sing or recite after the manner of a chant, or to a tune called a chant.
4. (v. i.) To make melody with the voice; to sing.
5. (v. i.) To sing, as in reciting a chant.
6. (v. t.) Song; melody.
7. (n.) 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.
8. (n.) A psalm, etc., arranged for chanting.
9. (v. t.) Twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
(paraT): Occurs only once in the King James Version in Amos 6:5, and the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain. ParaT corresponds to an Arabic root meaning to anticipate. It may therefore signify to improvise, to sing without care or preparation. the Revised Version (British and American) "to sing idle songs" suits the context. See Driver, Joel and Amos.
Chant (2 Occurrences)
Ezekiel 32:16 This is the lamentation with which they shall lament; the daughters of the nations shall lament therewith; over Egypt, and over all her multitude, shall they lament therewith, says the Lord Yahweh. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Amos 6:5 That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David; (KJV DBY WBS)