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Meaning of CANTICLE

Pronunciation:  'kantikul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a hymn derived from the Bible
 

CANTICLE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: anthem, hymn, Magnificat

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Can"ti*cle\, n.; pl. {Canticles}. [L. canticulum a
little song, dim. of canticum song, fr. cantus a singing, fr.
coner to sing. See {Chant}.]
1. A song; esp. a little song or hymn. [Obs.] --Bacon.

2. pl. The Song of Songs or Song of Solomon, one of the books
   of the Old Testament.

3. A canto or division of a poem [Obs.] --Spenser.

4. A psalm, hymn, or passage from the Bible, arranged for
   chanting in church service.

 
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