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anthemic

adjective

pertaining to music that has the qualities of an anthem, such as a serious tone and strong tune; also, regarded as an anthem

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adj.

of music, "felt to resemble an anthem," 1841, from anthem + -ic. In reference to a type of acid, 1859, so called because isolated from dog-fennel (Anthemis arvensis).

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