national anthem

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n national anthem a song formally adopted as the anthem for a nation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses
    • National anthem a popular song or hymn which has become by general acceptance the recognized musical expression of the patriotic sentiment of a nation; as, “God save the King” is called the national anthem of England.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bhutan issued a stamp in 1973 that looked like a record and actually would play the Bhutanese national anthem if placed on a record player
    • National anthem the popular song by which a people's patriotic feelings are expressed
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Usage

In literature:

I say, shall we give 'em the National Anthem?
"Charge!" by George Manville Fenn
A royal salute was fired, the national anthem was played, and the troops gave three cheers.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
I am framing a national anthem for the violin.
"The Youth of Jefferson" by Anonymous
The overture was written entirely on actual Japanese themes, including the national anthem of Japan.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
The singing of the National Anthem ended the ceremony.
"The Relief of Mafeking" by Filson Young
The Allied officers persuaded General Grazioli to prohibit any National Anthem in a public place.
"The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2" by Henry Baerlein
They sang our National Anthem as if they had not a care in the world.
"My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War" by Ben Viljoen
A thousand school children waved flags and sang the National Anthem.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
Arms=, and salutes retaining that position until the last note of the National Anthem.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
By mutual consent it was at once broken up by the singing of the National Anthem.
"'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany" by Gerald Featherstone Knight
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In poetry:

As the anthem surgeth
Through cathedral aisles,
Swells the voice of nations
Over miles of miles.
"Invocation" by Mathilde Blind
Then the sound of the National Anthem was heard quite clear,
And the sound the hearts of the mighty crowd it did cheer;
As they heard the loyal hymning on the morning air,
The scene was most beautiful and surpassing fair.
"The Queen's Jubilee Celebrations" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Our National Anthem, adopted as such by Congress in 1931, was written on the morning of September 14, 1814.
Lana Del Rey's 'National Anthem' Video Offers Marilyn, Jackie O and Grinding (Video).
Capetto says despite the cold, there was a certain warmth that filled the area around the memorial as our national anthem was sung and doves were released to honor our fallen heroes.
Jennifer Hudson 's National Anthem.
Lorena Peril sings the national anthem at the L.A.
The New Mexico State University athletics department is inviting the NM State community to try out to sing the national anthem at one of the home sporting events.
Must-See: Check Out Queen Latifah's Jazzy Rendition of the National Anthem.
Like meeting a Munchkin from the Wizard of Oz, partying at the Playboy Mansion and singing the National Anthem at a pro baseball game -- even though he can't sing.
London — Kayla Harrison took her spot atop the medal stand, determined not to cry during the national anthem.
Jessica Simpson sings the national anthem in Bethesda, Md.
The national anthem damsel is set to release an eight single follow-up to the multi-platinum 'Born to Die'.
No national anthem, all Yankees.
Sings the National Anthem prior to the start of the Freedom Run 5K at Riverside Park in Hartford Sunday, Nov 11.
Salmon River stands for the national anthem before facing Lighthouse Christian in the 1A Division II state championship at Eagle High School on Friday night JOE JASZEWSKI — jjaszewski@idahostatesman.com.
I was put on the spot a few days ago when I was asked to sing the national anthem for an event commemorating the end of the long career for a friend.
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