Hymn Hymn, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hymned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hymning}.] [Cf. L. hymnire, Gr. ?.] To praise in song; to worship or extol by singing hymns; to sing. [1913 Webster]

To hymn the bright of the Lord. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

Their praise is hymned by loftier harps than mine. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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