Definition of hymnody in English:

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hymnody

Pronunciation: /ˈhɪmnədi/

noun

[mass noun]
The singing or composition of hymns.
Example sentences
  • Where should we stand with church architecture, hymnody, liturgical elements and the like?
  • Cyberspace will not eclipse the Eucharist or destroy Protestant hymnody, although it might frustrate a lot of liturgists and composers!
  • She attends to the scriptural basis of prayer and hymnody, as well as reading and sermon.

Derivatives

hymnodist

noun
Example sentences
  • Father John went on to become one of the two best hymnodists among the Greek Fathers.
  • The familiar adaptation used here is the work of Thomas Helmore, a nineteenth-century hymnodist.
  • The great hymnodist alludes to the transferral of the bones in his Carmina Nisibena.

Origin

Early 18th century: via medieval Latin from Greek humnōidia, from humnos 'hymn'.

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