alabado

noun
al·​a·​ba·​do | \ ˌa-lə-ˈbä-(ˌ)dō \
plural -s

Definition of alabado

: a Mexican hymn

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First Known Use of alabado

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alabado

Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, past participle of alabar to praise, from Late Latin alapari to boast, perhaps from Latin alapa slap on the cheek

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“Alabado.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alabado. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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