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hymn

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Synonyms for hymn

  • chant
  • ditty
  • oratorio
  • paean
  • psalm
  • aria
  • canticle
  • carol
  • choral
  • chorale
  • descant
  • evensong
  • hallelujah
  • hosanna
  • laud
  • lay
  • lied
  • ode
  • shout
  • alleluia
  • littany
  • song of praise
  • worship song
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HYMN

The hymn, the portion of Scripture, and the prayer of Brother Buster.

After about twenty minutes, he ceased, saying, "We will now sing a hymn."

Now we know a proper evening hymn, and you may go quickly to rest, my children.

The latter, who had given out the hymn, was a man of very different caliber.

Then the sailors sang a hymn of praise, and the hymn was of the king and to the king.

Sweet smoke was curling upward, and the room rang with a hymn.

Then they went through the service together, from hymn and prayer to the sermon.

Shall we then put up a hymn, and retire from the business of the day?'

Author of many volumes of sermons and the hymn "Lead Kindly Light."

The proceedings always closed with a Hymn to the Virgin Mary.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1000, from Old French ymne and Old English ymen, both from Latin hymnus "song of praise," from Greek hymnos "song or ode in praise of gods or heroes," used in Septuagint for various Hebrew words meaning "song praising God." Possibly a variant of hymenaios "wedding song," from Hymen, Greek god of marriage (see hymen), or from a PIE root *sam- "to sing" (cf. Hittite išhamai "he sings," Sanskrit saman- "hymn, song") [Watkins]. Evidence for the silent -n- dates from at least 1530.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HYMN

anthem

nounsong
  • canticle
  • chant
  • chorus
  • hymn
  • melody
  • paean

aria

nounoperatic solo

dirge

nounsad song
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