Definition of Psalmody

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

Exact synonyms: Hymnody
Generic synonyms: Singing, Vocalizing



Definition of Psalmody

1. n. The act, practice, or art of singing psalms or sacred songs; also, psalms collectively, or a collection of psalms.

Definition of Psalmody

1. Noun. (music uncountable) The singing or the writing of psalms. ¹

2. Noun. (music countable) A collection of psalms. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Psalmody

1. the use of psalms in worship [n -DIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Psalmody

psalmic
psalming
psalmist
psalmistries
psalmistry
psalmists
psalmodic
psalmodical
psalmodies
psalmodist
psalmodists
psalmodize
psalmodized
psalmodizes
psalmodizing
psalmody (current term)
psalmograph
psalmography
psalmwriter
psalmwriters
psalter
psalteria
psalterial
psalteries
psalterium
psalters
psaltery
psaltries
psaltry
psammite

Literary usage of Psalmody

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

1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"The psalmody remained such a short time in this ... sorial psalmody that exists is of the elaborate sort. Partly as a result of the growing artistic feeling ..."

2. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"It is sometimes inferred from a passage in St. Augustine, that psalmody was not ... Amongst special uses the psalmody of the ancient Gallican church ..."

3. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander (1854)
"And аз sectaries and heretical parties often had recourse to church psalmody, as a means for giving spread to their own peculiar religious opinions, ..."

4. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"It is sometimes inferred from a passage in St. Augustine, that psalmody was not ... Amongst special usos the psalmody of the ancient Gallican church ..."

5. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1835)
"His death took place in 1763, psalmody ; the art of writing, or composing, ... The composition and performance of psalmody appears to have been practised ..."

6. Biographical Dictionary of Musicians: With a Bibliography of English by James Duff Brown (1886)
"Carnie, W., psalmody in Scotland, 1854. Cromar, A., Vindication of Organ, 1856. ... Home, TH, Notices of psalmody, 1847. Kilner, T., Choral Services, 1872. ..."

7. The Apostolical and Primitive Church: Popular in Its Government, and Simple by Lyman Coleman (1853)
"psalmody OF THE PRIMITIVE CHURCH. THE singing of spiritual songs ... The changes in the psalmody of the church. I. Argument for the psalmody of the ..."

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