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English noun: hymn

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


Synonymsanthem


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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