anthemic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From anthem +‎ -ic.

Adjective[edit]

anthemic ‎(comparative more anthemic, superlative most anthemic)

  1. (music) Suggestive of an anthem; rousing.

Noun[edit]

anthemic ‎(plural anthemics)

  1. (music) A song that is suggestive of an anthem.
    • 2009 March 16, Ben Rayner, “Hot sounds”, in Toronto Star[1]:
      Passionate anthemics, prog-rock twists and turns, and several Hendrix-ian guitar burnouts by self-aware showman Patrick Krief aimed straight for the cheap seats and left everyone feeling pleasantly dazed.