Song of Solomon

noun phrase

Song of Sol·​o·​mon -ˈsä-lə-mən How to pronounce Song of Solomon (audio)
: a collection of love poems forming a book in the Protestant canon of the Old Testament see Bible Table

Examples of Song of Solomon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is the Mount Carmel of the Song of Solomon, where Elijah brought down the false priests of Baal, and Deborah laid rout to the Canaanites. James Shreeve, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

from the opening verse: "The song of songs, which is Solomon's"

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Song of Solomon was in 1548

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“Song of Solomon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Song%20of%20Solomon. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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Song of Solomon

Song of Sol·​o·​mon -ˈsäl-ə-mən How to pronounce Song of Solomon (audio)
: a collection of love poems forming a book in the Protestant canon of the Old Testament see bible

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