Synonyms for canticle

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Afterwards came the canticle: "In thy help, Virgin, do I put my trust."

The organ rolled diffusing the flutelike notes of a canticle of joy.

She took up the canticle again, went down the roof, and entered the water.

When the canticle was sung and I was slipping into the sacristy, he was beside me.

Then, in a slow and monotonous voice, he recited the canticle.

For the first time a German painter sings the canticle of labour.

Still more striking is the eulogy in his "Canticle of the Shining Ones."

But a litany before the air and a canticle after the air are not the same thing.

It hath been promoted in some constructions from a passage in the Canticle,Can.

See the reference to the sources after the Canticle of the Sun.

WORD ORIGIN

"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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