Hymnody Hym"no*dy, n. [Gr. ?; ? a hymn + ? a song, a singing.] Hymns, considered collectively; hymnology. [1913 Webster]

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  • hymnody — ► NOUN ▪ the singing or composition of hymns. ORIGIN Greek humn idia, from humnos hymn + id song …   English terms dictionary

  • hymnody — [him′nə dē] n. [ML hymnodia < Gr hymnoidia: see HYMN & ODE] 1. the singing of hymns 2. hymns collectively 3. HYMNOLOGY hymnodist n …   English World dictionary

  • hymnody — noun /ˈhɪm.nə.di/ a) The writing, composing, or singing of hymns or psalms. Primeval Worſhip, Lord, retrieve, / For whoſe Decays the Faithful grieve, / For as thy Temple Offrings fall or riſe, / Hymnody chills or fires, Religion lives or dies. b) …   Wiktionary

  • hymnody — noun Etymology: Late Latin hymnodia, from Greek hymnōidia, from hymnos + aeidein to sing more at ode Date: 1711 1. hymn singing 2. hymn writing 3. the hymns of a time, place, or church …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hymnody — hymnodical /him nod i keuhl/, adj. hymnodist, n. /him neuh dee/, n. 1. the singing or the composition of hymns or sacred songs. 2. hymns collectively, esp. the collective hymns of a specific religion, place, or period. [1705 15; < ML hymnodia <… …   Universalium

  • Hymnody —    The practice of singing hymns.    See also Psalmody …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • hymnody — hymns collectively; hymn singing Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • hymnody — hym·no·dy || himnəʊdɪ n. singing of hymns; collection of hymns (of a country, church, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hymnody — [ hɪmnədi] noun the singing or composition of hymns. Derivatives hymnodist noun Origin C18: via med. L. from Gk humnōidia, from humnos hymn …   English new terms dictionary

  • hymnody — hym·no·dy …   English syllables

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