hom·​i·​let·​ics ˌhä-mə-ˈle-tiks How to pronounce homiletics (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: the art of preaching

Examples of homiletics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bohall studied theology, pastoral ministry, counseling, hermeneutics and homiletics at Olivet Nazarene University. Madison Smalstig, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Oct. 2022 Although sermons used to be reprinted regularly in newspapers, such controversies are uncommon, and homiletics rarely makes headlines anymore. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, 7 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of homiletics was in 1830

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“Homiletics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homiletics. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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