doxology

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n doxology a hymn or verse in Christian liturgy glorifying God
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Doxology In Christian worship: A hymn expressing praise and honor to God; a form of praise to God designed to be sung or chanted by the choir or the congregation. "David breaks forth into these triumphant praises and doxologies ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n doxology A hymn or psalm of praise to God; a form of words containing an ascription of praise to God; specifically, the Gloria in Excelsis or great doxology, the Gloria Patri or lesser doxology, or some metrical ascription to the Trinity, like that beginning “Praise God, from whom all blessings flow.” The name doxology is also given to the Sanctus or Seraphic Hymn, founded on Isa. vi. 3, to a series of Halleluiahs (see Rev. xix. 4, 6), to metrical forms of the Gloria Patri, and to other metrical ascriptions to the Trinity. The ascription to the Trinity at the end of a sermon is sometimes called a doxology.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Doxology doks-ol′o-ji a hymn expressing praise and honour to the Trinity
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. doxologia, Gr. , fr. praising, giving glory; opinion, estimation, glory, praise (from to think, imagine) + to speak: cf. F. doxologie,. See Dogma, and Legend
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. doxologiadoxa, praise, and legein, to speak.

Usage

In literature:

But Colin was of an exploring mind and he knew nothing about the Doxology.
"The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The droning of the Doxology from the church outside stirred Theron suddenly out of his revery.
"The Damnation of Theron Ware" by Harold Frederic
We sang the Doxology, and I dismissed the meeting.
"The Story of a Pioneer" by Anna Howard Shaw
And when that's done, ten to one I sing ye the doxology for a wind-up.
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
If you have got any psalms by heart, you may sing a stave or two, or repeat the Doxology.
"The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves" by Tobias Smollett
It contains a Doxology, and an Amen.
"An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism" by Joseph Stump
It contains a Doxology, and an Amen.
"An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism" by Joseph Stump
By a slight transposition, natural enough to untrained organs, "doxology" became "socdollager.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 6, No. 38, December, 1860" by Various
At last he died, and o'er his bier his sweethearts sang doxology, And vowed they saw his ghost, which came from dabbling in psychology.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 99, September 6, 1890" by Various
She made it a rule to sing the long-meter doxology whenever things seemed not right.
"Quiet Talks on Service" by S. D. Gordon
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In news:

When I sing at church they elbow my side and snicker in my ear at my off key destruction of sacred hymns — the familiar doxology is not even spared.
A carry-in dinner is planned at 6 pm Music featuring DOXOLOGY and Born Again will follow the meal.
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