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- (uncountable) The writing, composing, or singing of hymns or psalms.
- 1721, Thomas Ken, "Vrania: or, the Spouſe's Garden", The Works of the Right Reverend, Learned and Pious, Thomas Ken, D.D., Vol. IV, J. Wyat, page 448,
- (countable) The hymns of a particular church or of a particular time.