Can·​ti·​cles ˈkan-ti-kəlz How to pronounce Canticles (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Canticles was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Canticles.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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