hym·​no·​dy ˈhim-nə-dē How to pronounce hymnody (audio)
: hymn singing
: hymn writing
: the hymns of a time, place, or church

Examples of hymnody in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From there, the piece segues into disarming cowboy songs and sweet hymnody, but also into searing blues and incendiary chant contemplating the horror of what happened. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, 13 Sep. 2019

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Word History


Late Latin hymnodia, from Greek hymnōidia, from hymnos + aeidein to sing — more at ode

First Known Use

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hymnody was in 1711

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“Hymnody.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hymnody. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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