psalmody

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noun psalm·o·dy \ˈsä-mə-dē, ˈsäl-, ˈsȯ-, ˈsȯl\

Definition of psalmody

  1. 1 :  the act, practice, or art of singing psalms in worship

  2. 2 :  a collection of psalms

Examples of psalmody in a sentence

  1. <a psalmody containing many beloved hymns>

Origin and Etymology of psalmody

Middle English psalmodie, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin psalmodia, from Late Greek psalmōidia, literally, singing to the harp, from Greek psalmos + aidein to sing — more at ode


First Known Use: 14th century



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