Definition of Hymnody

1. Noun. The act of singing psalms or hymns.

Exact synonyms: Psalmody
Generic synonyms: Singing, Vocalizing



Definition of Hymnody

1. n. Hymns, considered collectively; hymnology.

Definition of Hymnody

1. Noun. The writing, composing, or singing of hymns or psalms. ¹

2. Noun. The hymns of a particular church or of a particular time. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hymnody

1. the singing of hymns [n -DIES]

Medical Definition of Hymnody

1. Hymns, considered collectively; hymnology. Origin: Gr.; a hymn + a song, a singing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hymnody

hymnaries
hymnary
hymnbook
hymnbooks
hymned
hymnic
hymning
hymnist
hymnists
hymnless
hymnlike
hymnodic
hymnodies
hymnodist
hymnodists
hymnody (current term)
hymnographer
hymnographers
hymnography
hymnologies
hymnologist
hymnologists
hymnology
hymns
hymnsheet
hymnsheets
hympne
hympnes
hynagogic
hynde

Literary usage of Hymnody

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"To a greater degree the above is true in regard to Latin hymnody, ... A. Syriac hymnody. —The first known Christian hymn writer among the Syrians is also ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"... affecting espo- X.—11 cially the hymnody and music of many non-episcopal communions. For convenience, the history of the subject can be divided roughly ..."

3. The Methodist Review (1891)
"hymnody OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. THE hymnody of the Christian Church is a ... Sacred hymnody has employed the art to bear to successive generations the ..."

4. Recent Christian Progress: Studies in Christian Thought and Work During the by Lewis Bayles Paton, Hartford Theological Seminary (1909)
"This single fact intimates how extensive have been the changes in hymnody during the past seventy-five years. Quite as striking is another fact. ..."

5. The Journal of English and Germanic Philology by Ill.) University of Illinois (Urbana (1919)
"Thus the title is rather misleading, as only eight pages deal with Gerhardt's influence on English hymnody to one hundred that deal with English versions of ..."

6. Princeton Theological Review by Princeton Theological Seminary (1914)
"THE hymnody OF THE EVANGELICAL REVIVAL* IN WHITEFIELD'S CIRCLE The separation on doctrinal grounds of the Wesleys and George Whitefield in 1741 proved to be ..."

7. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1890)
"One of the most interesting parts of Scottish hymnody is the history of the Scottish Psalter, ... Welsh hymnody, although very powerful in the principality, ..."

8. Music in the History of the Western Church: With an Introduction on by Edward Dickinson (1902)
"... CHAPTER VII THE RISE OF THE LUTHERAN hymnody THE music of the Protestant Church of Germany, while adopting many features from its great antagonist, ..."

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