tr. & intr.v. can·ti·lat·ed, can·ti·lat·ing, can·ti·lates
To chant or recite (a liturgical text) in a musical monotone.
[Latin cantilāre, cantilāt-, to sing, from cantāre, to sing; see kan- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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