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national anthem

noun

Simple Definition of national anthem

  • : a song that praises a particular country and that is officially accepted as the country's song

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of national anthem

  1. :  a song that praises a particular country and that is officially accepted as the country's song

Word by Word Definitions

nationalplay
  1. :  of or relating to a nation

    :  nationalist

    :  comprising or characteristic of a nationality

  1. :  one that owes allegiance to or is under the protection of a nation without regard to the more formal status of citizen or subject

anthemplay
  1. :  a psalm or hymn sung antiphonally or responsively

    :  a sacred vocal composition with words usually from the Scriptures

    :  a song or hymn of praise or gladness


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