What is the difference between Singer and Chanter?

The difference between singer and chanter

is that "singer" is a person who sings, often professionally and "chanter" is one who chants or sings.




  • A person who sings, often professionally.
  • (square dance) dance figure with a fixed structure, sung by a caller, or a piece of music with that structure.

Related terms

  • mastersinger
  • meistersinger
  • songster
  • songstress


  • One who chants or sings.
  • A priest who sings in a chantry.
  • The pipe of a bagpipe on which the melody is played.
  • The hedge sparrow.
  • (archaic) One who sells horses fraudulently, exaggerating their merits.