Definition of psalm
: a sacred song or poem used in worship; especially : one of the biblical hymns collected in the Book of Psalms
Examples of psalm in a Sentence
after the sermon we sang a brief psalm
Recent Examples of psalm from the Web
Psalm 37:7; Romans 8:28; Philippians 4:4-7; 1 Peter 5:7).
Kunstadt cut out pages from two 19th-century books of psalms and cut and glued them to create delicate constructions, often enhanced with gold leaf.
Psalm 119:89—which is to say: For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
On a visit last fall to Ms. Ribeiro’s emerald green house on a dirt street, where the 23rd psalm hangs on a yellow wall, Ana Vitória toddled around, clutching a piece of spongy cake with one hand, thumping a table with the other.
Psalms or Prayers was an English translation of a Latin devotional text by John Fisher, a Catholic Saint.
Similarly, with every morning, with every Psalm, a monk connects: as an individual seeking the greater whole that is God.
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Origin and Etymology of psalm
Middle English, from Old English psealm, from Late Latin psalmus, from Greek psalmos, literally, twanging of a harp, from psallein to pluck, play a stringed instrument
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
PSALM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of psalm for English Language Learners
: a song or poem used in worship and especially one from the Bible
PSALM Defined for Kids
Definition of psalm for Students
1 : a sacred song or poem
2 cap : one of the hymns that make up the Old Testament Book of Psalms
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