national anthem


: a song that praises a particular country and that is officially accepted as the country's song

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The most prominent example of that, of course, began in 2016 when right-wing political commentators tried to correlate Colin Kaepernick’s protest of police brutality and racial inequality during the national anthem with a drop in NFL ratings as a way to validate their criticism of him personally. Katia Parks, Baltimore Sun, 18 Apr. 2023 Tammy Shuldt, a co-owner of Billiard Palace, sang the national anthem. Chris Bieri, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Apr. 2023 The concert aboard the Kearsarge, which began at sunset with the national anthem, was made possible through co-operation of the Musicians Association of San Diego and the American Federation of Musicians, Local 352, through a grant from the Nation Music Performance Trust Fund. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Apr. 2023 While president, Trump used his platform to repeatedly condemn Colin Kaepernick’s protests of kneeling during the national anthem. Jada Yuan, Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2023 Who is singing the national anthem? Marina Johnson, Detroit Free Press, 6 Apr. 2023 Who sang national anthem? Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 3 Apr. 2023 Donald Trump began his first rally of the 2024 campaign last night on a defiant note with a hand over his heart while a massive screen shows images of the January 6th riot with those in prison taking part in it joining in the chorus of the national anthem. ABC News, 26 Mar. 2023 Extra bases Adam Wainwright performed the national anthem before the Cardinals' Opening Day game against the Blue Jays. Peter Abraham,, 1 Apr. 2023 See More

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“National anthem.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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