Hymnic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Hymnic Relating to hymns, or sacred lyrics.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hymnic Relating to hymns; of the character of a hymn; lyric.
    • n hymnic A hymn-like composition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Hymnic relating to hymns
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. hymnique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hymnos.

Usage

In literature:

At his pleasures he is anti-hymnic, repellent to song.
"The Celt and Saxon, Complete" by George Meredith
The Ambrosian hymns remained the type of all the hymnic poetry of succeeding centuries.
"A Mere Accident" by George Moore
On the whole, the hymnic evidence found in the New Testament points to a predominant Hebrew influence.
"Christian Hymns of the First Three Centuries" by Ruth Ellis Messenger
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