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hymn

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noun \ˈhim\

Simple Definition of hymn

  • : a religious song : a song that praises God

Full Definition of hymn

  1. 1 a :  a song of praise to God b :  a metrical composition adapted for singing in a religious service

  2. 2 :  a song of praise or joy

  3. 3 :  something resembling a hymn :  paean

hymn·like play \-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


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hymn

verb

Definition of hymn

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

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to praise or worship in or as if in hymns <the heroes hymned in this book>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to sing a hymn



Examples of hymn

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



1667

First Known Use of hymn

1667



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