canticle

noun
can·ti·cle | \ ˈkan-ti-kəl \

Definition of canticle 

: song specifically : one of several liturgical songs (such as the Magnificat) taken from the Bible

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Synonyms

anthem, carol, chorale, hymn, psalm, spiritual

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Examples of canticle in a Sentence

the monks offered up a canticle at dawn on Easter morning

First Known Use of canticle

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for canticle

Middle English, from Latin canticulum, diminutive of canticum song, from cantus, past participle of canere

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The first known use of canticle was in the 13th century

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canticle

noun

English Language Learners Definition of canticle

: a song that has words from the Bible and that is used in Christian church services

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