canticle

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin canticulum, diminutive of cantus (song).

Noun[edit]

canticle (plural canticles)

  1. A chant, hymn or song, especially a nonmetrical one, with words from a biblical text.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The Psalms are not considered to be canticles.

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