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1hymn

noun \ˈhim\

: a religious song : a song that praises God

Full Definition of HYMN

1
a :  a song of praise to God
b :  a metrical composition adapted for singing in a religious service
2
:  a song of praise or joy
3
:  something resembling a hymn :  paean
hymn·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of HYMN

  1. sing a hymn of praise
  2. <our Sunday church services always open with a hymn>

Origin of HYMN

Middle English ymne, from Old English ymen, from Latin hymnus song of praise, from Greek hymnos
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

2hymn

verb
hymned \ˈhimd\ hymn·ing \ˈhi-miŋ\

Definition of HYMN

transitive verb
:  to praise or worship in or as if in hymns <the heroes hymned in this book>
intransitive verb
:  to sing a hymn

Examples of HYMN

  1. <during the honeymoon following the inauguration, newspaper articles seemed to hymn the president's every move>

First Known Use of HYMN

1667

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

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