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

Definition of psalmody 

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

2 : a collection of psalms

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hymnal, hymnary, hymnbook

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Examples of psalmody in a Sentence

a psalmody containing many beloved hymns

First Known Use of psalmody

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of psalmody was in the 14th century

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