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Definition of Hymnlike
1. resembling a hymn [adj]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hymnlike
Literary usage of Hymnlike
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Introductory Chapters on by Frank Michler Chapman (1912)
"His song is not to be compared with the clear-voiced carol of the Rose-breasted Grosbeak, the plaintive chant of the Field Sparrow, or the hymnlike melody ..."
2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1820)
"The close of the poem is perhaps a little inflated—hut it is lyrical and hymnlike—and will, we think, justify all that we have said—and more too— of the ..."
3. The Story of the Hymns and Tunes by Hezekiah Butterworth, Theron Brown (1906)
"Worse poetry has been sung—and more un-hymnlike. Some future composer will make a tune to the words of a Christian who stood almost in sight of his ..."
4. A Book of Operas: Their Histories, Their Plots, and Their Music by Henry Edward Krehbiel (1919)
"... visible as the pathetic bit of hymnlike music rose upward from the divided viols of the orchestra like a cloud of incense which gathered itself together ..."
5. Biblical Commentary on the Prophecies of Isaiah by Franz Delitzsch, Samuel Rolles Driver (1892)
"xxiii., hymnlike in content, musical in form. The form does not make us hesitate to attribute it to Isaiah ; even Driver notes verses and groups of verses ..."
6. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, Sir W Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1878)
"The whole passage is another of the compendious fruitful utterances, the golden hymnlike voices (probably originated by St. Paul himself), which Titus was ..."