\ ˈsämz How to pronounce Psalms (audio) , ˈsälmz, ˈsȯmz, ˈsȯlmz How to pronounce Psalms (audio) \

Definition of Psalms

: a collection of sacred poems forming a book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Psalms

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Psalms

Statistics for Psalms

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Psalms

The first known use of Psalms was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on Psalms

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Psalms

Nglish: Translation of Psalms for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of Psalms for Arabic Speakers

Comments on Psalms

What made you want to look up Psalms? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a flaw that causes the downfall of a hero

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Green Quiz

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!