French term for the wooden tap of a wine barrel, which "sings" (squeaks) when it is turned or opened and "cries" so to speak when the wine flows out (french chante et pleure = sing and cry). Such a wooden tap is also the symbol of a wine brotherhood in Vouvray on the Loire called Confrérie de la Chantepleure. See also lists of relevant keywords under barrel and wine vessels.
Chantepleure is also the name given to a bulbous vessel made mostly of ceramic for watering plants. There are many small holes at the bottom. After filling, pouring can be prevented by placing the thumb on the vessel and pouring can be started by releasing the opening.