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Other Canticle Definition

[n] a hymn derived from the Bible

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anthem, hymn, Magnificat

Misc. Definitions

\Can"ti*cle\, n.; 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.

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