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Definition of hymn:

  1. An ode or song of praise or adoration; especially, a religious ode, a sacred lyric; a song of praise or thankgiving intended to be used in religious service; as, the Homeric hymns; Watts' hymns.
  2. To praise in song; to worship or extol by singing hymns; to sing.
  3. To sing in praise or adoration.


evensong, canticle, paean, litany, oratorio, motet, chant, ode, hosanna, anthem, song of worship.

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