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Definition of "psalmody" [psal•mo•dy]

  • The act or practice of singing psalms in divine worship. (noun)
  • The composition or arranging of psalms for singing. (noun)
  • A collection of psalms. (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.

Use "psalmody" in a sentence
  • "He was also an expert in psalmody, having in his youth been the pride of the village singing school."
  • "But, whereas many scriptures in the New Testament keep up singing as a gospel-ordinance, none provide for the keeping up of music and dancing; the gospel-canon for psalmody is to sing with the spirit and with the understanding."
  • "The pomp of processions, the sound of bells or of psalmody, is interdicted in their worship; a decent reverence for the national faith is imposed on their sermons and conversations; and the sacrilegious attempt to enter a mosch, or to seduce a Mussulman, will not be suffered to escape with impunity."