the singing or the composition of hymns or sacred songs.
hymns collectively, especially the collective hymns of a specific religion
, place, or period.
Origin: 1705–15; Related forms
< Medieval Latin hymnōdia
< Greek hymnōidía
chanting of a hymn, equivalent to hýmn
sing (see ode
) + -ia -ia
hymnodical /hɪmˈnɒdɪkəl/ [him-nod-i-kuhl] Show IPA , adjective