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shantey

shan·tey
S s

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shan-tee]
    • /ˈʃæn ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shan-tee]
    • /ˈʃæn ti/

Definitions of shantey word

  • noun plural shantey chantey. 1
  • noun plural shantey a sailors' song, especially one sung in rhythm to work. 1
  • noun shantey chantey 0

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Origin of shantey

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
1855-60; alteration of French chanter to sing; see chant

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Shantey

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

shantey popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

shantey usage trend in Literature

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