Advertisement

Definition of "anthem" []

  • A hymn of praise or loyalty. (noun)
  • A choral composition having a sacred or moralizing text in English. (noun)
  • A modern ballad accompanied by rock music instrumentation. (noun)
  • A song of loyalty or devotion, as to a nation or college (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A musical composition for a choir, usually set to words from the Bible, sung as part of a church service (noun)
  • A religious chant sung antiphonally (noun)
  • A popular rock or pop song (noun)

www.Collinsdictionary.com (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "anthem" in a sentence
  • "The first stanza of the anthem translates as: 'Germany, Germany above all/Above all in the world."
  • ""I've always wanted to be a rock star, so starting out with the anthem is a good way," Thompson said."
  • "Ireland's Call - now that's what I call an anthem... followed by the inevitably more staid sounds of Botha's dibbly dobblies will be missed but Wilson, who is usually a keeper, is breaking through for Surrey so should provide good batting depth."