Definition of anthem
1 : a song or hymn of praise or gladness a patriotic anthem
2 : a usually rousing popular song that typifies or is identified with a particular subculture, movement, or point of view anthems of teenage angst
3a : a psalm or hymn sung antiphonally or responsivelyb : a sacred vocal composition with words usually from the Scriptures
anthemicplay \ˌan(t)-ˈthē-mik, -ˈthe-\ adjective
Recent Examples of anthem from the Web
Entertainment will start at 6 p.m. with the national anthem sung by 2017 RB Idol winner Madden Pearce.
By the seventh inning, the players who earlier had sprinted back to the dugout after the national anthem, who had happily greeted Logan Taylor after a home run, were still.
Rihanna is many things—style icon, bona fide Bad Gal, philanthropist and singer of your new summer anthem—but one of her greatest talents may just be her ability to design a killer pair of shoes.
Anthem Pulling Back Senate Republicans are unveiling their plan at a critical time for Obamacare’s insurance exchanges, where consumers can purchase individual coverage.
Anticipation has grown with each game over which country music legend will sing the national anthem.
One was thrown during warmups and two after the anthem.
Singer Pat Boone is scheduled to sing the national anthem at the Celebration of Athletes at the BJCC on Friday, June 9, and will also compete in basketball on June 8-9.
Now the biggest guessing game is which star will sing the national anthem next.
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Origin and Etymology of anthem
ANTHEM Defined for Kids
Definition of anthem for Students
1 : a sacred song usually sung by a church choir
2 : a patriotic song
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