psalm·​ist | \ ˈsä-mist How to pronounce psalmist (audio) , ˈsäl-, ˈsȯ-, ˈsȯl How to pronounce psalmist (audio) \

Definition of psalmist

: a writer or composer of especially biblical psalms

Examples of psalmist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Which is, of course, in some ways exactly what these men and women are doing—obeying the psalmist by lifting up their hands to the holy place and calling on the Lord. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, 18 Apr. 2020 The psalmist expresses this longing to return to God as the source of his life. Donald Sweeting, The Denver Post, 27 Apr. 2017 Cole, who draws from both Hebraic and Arabic traditions, is like a modern psalmist who leads readers on a journey filled with wit, awe, and skepticism. Elizabeth Lund, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 May 2017 Perhaps O’Reilly imagined himself as a modern-day King David, a prophet and psalmist, who with eloquence and persistence, would protect God’s people from the Goliaths of today — most notably the left. Christopher Hale, The Denver Post, 21 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of psalmist

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Psalmist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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