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Singing-Bread

consecrated by the priest singing. (French, pain à chanter.) The reformers directed that the sacramental bread should be similar in fineness and fashion to the round bread- and-water singing-cakes used in private Masses.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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