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credo

Pronunciation: /ˈkrēdō/
Pronunciation: /ˈkrādō/

noun (plural credos)

1A statement of the beliefs or aims that guide someone’s actions: he announced his credo in his first editorial
More example sentences
  • When does less than full belief in a professed credo become actionable fraud if one is soliciting gifts or legacies?
  • Their mission statements read like political manifestos rather than educational credos.
  • Your credo can guide you, but you cannot magically make it your mother's guiding principle as well.
Synonyms
statement of belief(s), article of faith, doctrine, creed, axiom, dogma, tenet, canon;
theory, thesis, premise, conviction, position;
ideology, code of belief
1.1 (Credo) A creed of the Christian Church in Latin.
Example sentences
  • There, he advises that someone should recite the Credo continuously for a dying person, which was the customary practice of his fellow friars.
  • The Mass omits the Credo and takes as its central point, the Holy Eucharist as narrated in the story of Christ's meeting with the disciples on the road to Emmaus.
  • Moreover, in the same paragraph, he describes the Credo as the central ‘confession of faith’ when he surely means ‘profession of faith’.
1.2 (Credo) A musical setting of the Nicene Creed, typically as part of a mass.
Example sentences
  • It includes mass movements (all Glorias or Credos), motets, and a variety of secular songs in French and Italian.
  • As with the old Missa Brevis, so too nowadays it's not strictly necessary to set the Credo to fresh music.
  • The first note, F, sung by the tenor in bars 1 and 2, in this instance personifying the final note of the chanson's tenor, prefigures the opening F of the cantus firmus in bar 15 of the Credo.

Origin

Middle English: Latin, 'I believe'. Compare with creed.

Words that rhyme with credo

aikido, bushido, Guido, Ido, libido, lido, speedo, teredo, torpedo, tuxedo

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Syllabification: cre·do

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