canticle

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noun can·ti·cle \ˈkan-ti-kəl\

Definition of canticle

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

Examples of canticle in a sentence

  1. <the monks offered up a canticle at dawn on Easter morning>

Origin and Etymology of canticle

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


First Known Use: 13th century


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canticle

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noun can·ti·cle \ˈkan-ti-kəl\

Definition of canticle for English Language Learners

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


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