Part of speech: noun

A non metrical hymn, to be chanted.

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Usage examples "canticle":

  1. It is contained in Moses' Canticle: " When the Most High divided the nations, when he separated the sons of Adam, he appointed the bounds of each people, according to the number of the children of Israel," or, as the Hebrew text has it, " He fixed the limits of each people." - "Irish Race in the Past and the Present", Aug. J. Thebaud.
  2. We also asked Marie for a canticle. - "The Flood", Emile Zola.
  3. Canticle of the Race, in Poetry, a Magazine of Verse. - "Toward the Gulf", Edgar Lee Masters.