World English Dictionary
anthem (ˈænθəm)
1.  a song of loyalty or devotion, as to a nation or college: a national anthem
2.  a musical composition for a choir, usually set to words from the Bible, sung as part of a church service
3.  a religious chant sung antiphonally
4.  a popular rock or pop song
[Old English antemne, from Late Latin antiphōnaantiphon]

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Main Entry:  anthemic
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  pertaining to music that has the qualities of an anthem, such as a serious tone and strong tune; also, regarded as an anthem's 21st Century Lexicon
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