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English noun: hymn

1. hymn (communication) a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)


Broader (hypernym)religious song

Narrower (hyponym)canticle, choral, chorale, dithyramb, doxology, hymeneal, paean, pean, recessional

Instance hyponymDies Irae, Internationale, Te Deum

English verb: hymn

1. hymn (creation) sing a hymn

ExamplesSam and Sue hymn

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)sing

Domain categorymusic

2. hymn (communication) praise by singing a hymn

SamplesThey hymned their love of God.

ExamplesSam and Sue hymn

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)exalt, extol, glorify, laud, proclaim

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