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Webster 1913 Edition


Canticle

Can′ti-cle

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Canticles
(#)
.
[L.
canticulum
a little song, dim. of
canticum
song, fr.
cantus
a singing, fr.
coner
to sing. See
Chant
.]
1.
A song; esp. a little song or hymn.
[Obs.]
Bacon.
2.
pl
.
The Song of Songs or Song of Solomon, one of the books of the Old Testament.
3.
A canto or division of a poem
[Obs.]
Spenser.
4.
A psalm, hymn, or passage from the Bible, arranged for chanting in church service.

Webster 1828 Edition


Canticle

CANTICLE

,
Noun.
1.
A song. In the plural, canticles, the Song of Songs or Song of Solomon, one of the books of the Old Testament.
2.
A canto; a division of a song.

Definition 2022


canticle

canticle

English

Noun

canticle (plural canticles)

  1. a chant, hymn or song, especially a nonmetrical one, with words from a biblical text

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Usage notes

  • The Psalms are not considered to be canticles