canticle

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

can·ti·cle

noun \ˈkan-ti-kəl\

: a song that has words from the Bible and that is used in Christian church services

Full Definition of CANTICLE

:  song; specifically :  one of several liturgical songs (as the Magnificat) taken from the Bible

Examples of CANTICLE

  1. <the monks offered up a canticle at dawn on Easter morning>

Origin of CANTICLE

Middle English, from Latin canticulum, diminutive of canticum song, from cantus, past participle of canere
First Known Use: 13th century

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