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Definition of "hymnody" []

  • The singing of hymns. (noun)
  • The composing or writing of hymns. (noun)
  • The hymns of a particular period or church. (noun)
  • The composition or singing of hymns (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.

  • Hymns collectively (noun)

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Use "hymnody" in a sentence
  • "However good its tune, the real problem about I Vow to Thee My Country, like all aggressive and male-oriented hymnody, is that, in an age which has effectively relegated the second verses heavenly ways of gentleness and peaceful paths to a fairly painless insurance policy, an emasculated dreamlike world is wheeled out to sanctify whatever current war effort."
  • "The work of this group of translators which has secured so firm a place in English hymnody for a number of German hymns and more particularly those of Paul Gerhardt will be discussed in the following chapter."
  • "Germany for so long has been an incentive to the development of English hymnody, the interest in German hymnody has at the same time been quickened by the good work done in [98] Frances E. Cox's Sacred Hymns from the German (1841) and [99] Henry J. Buckoll's Hymns translated from the German (1842)."