canticle


canticle

noun

  1. one of the nonmetrical hymns or chants, chiefly from the Bible, used in church services.
  2. a song, poem, or hymn especially of praise.

noun

  1. a nonmetrical hymn, derived from the Bible and used in the liturgy of certain Christian churches
  2. a song, poem, or hymn, esp one that is religious in character
n.

“short hymn,” early 13c., from Latin canticulum “a little song,” diminutive of canticum “song” (also a scene in Roman comedy enacted by one person and accompanied by music and dancing), from cantus (see chant (v.)).

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