psalm

noun, often capitalized
\ ˈsäm How to pronounce psalm (audio) , ˈsälm, ˈsȯm, ˈsȯlm How to pronounce psalm (audio) \

Definition of psalm

: a sacred song or poem used in worship especially : one of the biblical hymns collected in the Book of Psalms

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Examples of psalm in a Sentence

after the sermon we sang a brief psalm

First Known Use of psalm

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of psalm was before the 12th century

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psalm

noun

English Language Learners Definition of psalm

: a song or poem used in worship and especially one from the Bible

psalm

noun
\ ˈsäm How to pronounce psalm (audio) , ˈsälm\

Kids Definition of psalm

1 : a sacred song or poem
2 capitalized : one of the hymns that make up the Old Testament Book of Psalms

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