Part of speech: noun

A didactic discourse; sermon.

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Usage examples "homily":

  1. He was the first editor of a Saxon Homily. - "Anglo-Saxon Literature", John Earle.
  2. Edith, after a long homily from the King, returned to Hilda; nor did her godmother renew the subject of the convent. - "Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  3. It was an affectionate little homily, and went on something in this sort- 'But I need not say how honourable an estate it is, only, my lord, you will always remember your wooing is not over with your wedding. - "The House by the Church-Yard", J. Sheridan Le Fanu.