Hymn

Definition of Hymn

Pronunciation: hĭm
n.1.An ode or song of praise or adoration; especially, a religious ode, a sacred lyric; a song of praise or thanksgiving intended to be used in religious service; as, the Homeric hymns; Watts' hymns.
Admonishing one another in psalms and hymns.
- Col. iii. 16.
Where angels first should practice hymns, and string
Their tuneful harps.
- Dryden.
Hymn book
a book containing a collection of hymns, as for use in churches; a hymnal.
v. t.1.To praise in song; to worship or extol by singing hymns; to sing.
[imp. & p. p. Hymned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hymning .]
To hymn the bright of the Lord.
- Keble.
Their praise is hymned by loftier harps than mine.
- Byron.
v. i.1.To sing in praise or adoration.

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Agnus Dei, Benedicite, Gloria, Gloria Patri, Gloria in Excelsis, Introit, Magnificat, Miserere, Negro spiritual, Nunc Dimittis, Te Deum, Trisagion, Vedic hymn, acknowledgment, alleluia, answer, anthem, antiphon, antiphony, aria, ballad, benediction, bless, bless the Lord, cantata, canticle, carol, celebrate, chant, chirp, chirrup, choir, chorale, chorus, church music, cognizance, credit, crediting, croon, cry up, descant, ditty, do-re-mi, doxologize, doxology, eulogize, exalt, extol, glorify, glorify the Lord, gospel, gospel music, grace, hallelujah, hosanna, hum, hymn of praise, hymn-tune, hymnody, hymnography, hymnology, intonate, intone, introit, laud, lay, lied, lilt, magnify, mantra, mass, minstrel, motet, offertory, offertory sentence, oratorio, paean, panegyrize, passion, pipe, praise, praise God, prayer of thanks, prosodion, psalm, psalmody, quaver, recessional, recognition, report, requiem, requiem mass, response, responsory, roulade, sacred music, serenade, shake, sing, sing in chorus, sing praises, sol-fa, solmizate, spiritual, thank offering, thank-you, thanks, thanksgiving, tremolo, trill, troll, tweedle, tweedledee, twit, twitter, versicle, vocalize, warble, whistle, white spiritual, yodel
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