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[dok-sol-uh-jee] /dɒkˈsɒl ə dʒi/
noun, plural doxologies.
a hymn or form of words containing an ascription of praise to God.
the Doxology, the metrical formula beginning “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.”.
Origin of doxology
1640-50; < Medieval Latin doxologia < Greek, equivalent to doxo- (combining form of dóxa honor, glory) + -logia -logy
Related forms
[dok-suh-log-i-kuh l] /ˌdɒk səˈlɒg ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
doxologically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for doxology
  • Last of all are questions on the ages of the world, and the whole is concluded by a creed and the doxology.
  • He put on his coat and hat and went out to fulfill the day's doxology.
  • He is surprised that she asks him to sing a version of the doxology.
  • The vast audience was dismissed with a benediction alter the doxology had been sung.
British Dictionary definitions for doxology


noun (pl) -gies
a hymn, verse, or form of words in Christian liturgy glorifying God
Derived Forms
doxological (ˌdɒksəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
doxologically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin doxologia, from Greek, from doxologos uttering praise, from doxa praise; see -logy
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Word Origin and History for doxology

"hymn of praise," 1640s, from Medieval Latin doxologia, from Ecclesiastical Greek doxologia "praise, glory," from doxologos "praising, glorifying," from doxa "glory, praise" (from dokein "to seem good;" see decent) + logos "a speaking" (see lecture (n.)).

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