hymnody

hymnody

[him-nuh-dee]
noun
1.
the singing or the composition of hymns or sacred songs.
2.
hymns collectively, especially the collective hymns of a specific religion, place, or period.

Origin:
1705–15; < Medieval Latin hymnōdia < Greek hymnōidía chanting of a hymn, equivalent to hýmn(os) hymn + ōidía singing (aoid- sing (see ode) + -ia -ia)

hymnodical [him-nod-i-kuhl] , adjective
hymnodist, noun
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hymnody (ˈhɪmnədɪ)
 
n
1.  the composition or singing of hymns
2.  hymns collectively
 
[C18: from Medieval Latin hymnōdia, from Greek humnōidia, from humnōidein to chant a hymn, from hymn + aeidein to sing]
 
hymnodical
 
adj

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