Te Deum

noun

plural Te Deums
: a liturgical Christian hymn of praise to God

Examples of Te Deum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Princess Charlene and Prince Albert Share Rare PDA Moment During Rugby World Cup Final Monaco's National Day began with a solemn early morning Te Deum mass for 1,900 invitees. Peter Mikelbank, Peoplemag, 19 Nov. 2023 Monaco's National Day began with a solemn early morning Te Deum mass for 1,900 invitees. Peter Mikelbank, Peoplemag, 19 Nov. 2023 Philippe and Mathilde are parents to Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, 19, Prince Emmanuel, 17, and Princess Eleonore, 15, who all attended the Te Deum mass at Saint Michael and Saint Gudula Cathedral on Friday. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 21 July 2023 The choir will sing Te Deum in C by Benjamin Britten, chosen by Prince Philip for his funeral. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 28 Mar. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Late Latin te deum laudamus thee, God, we praise; from the opening words of the hymn

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Te Deum was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Te Deum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Te%20Deum. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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