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HYMN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hymn mean? 

HYMN (noun)
  The noun HYMN has 1 sense:

1. a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)

  Familiarity information: HYMN used as a noun is very rare.


HYMN (verb)
  The verb HYMN has 2 senses:

1. sing a hymn
2. praise by singing a hymn

  Familiarity information: HYMN used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HYMN (noun)


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Meaning:

A song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

hymn; anthem

Hypernyms ("hymn" is a kind of...):

religious song (religious music for singing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hymn"):

dithyramb ((ancient Greece) a passionate hymn (usually in honor of Dionysus))

recessional (a hymn that is sung at the end of a service as the clergy and choir withdraw)

paean; pean ((ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity))

hymeneal (a wedding hymn)

canticle (a hymn derived from the Bible)

choral; chorale (a stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune)

doxology (a hymn or verse in Christian liturgy glorifying God)

Instance hyponyms:

Dies Irae (the first words of a medieval Latin hymn describing the Last Judgment (literally 'day of wrath'))

Internationale (a revolutionary socialist anthem)

Te Deum (an ancient liturgical hymn)


HYMN (verb)


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Meaning:

Sing a hymn

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "hymn" is one way to...):

sing (deliver by singing)

Domain category:

music (musical activity (singing or whistling etc.))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue hymn


Sense 2hymn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Praise by singing a hymn

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

They hymned their love of God

Hypernyms (to "hymn" is one way to...):

exalt; extol; glorify; laud; proclaim (praise, glorify, or honor)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue hymn


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