hymn (plural hymns)
- A song of praise or worship.
1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 24962326:
- But when the moon rose and the breeze awakened, and the sedges stirred, and the cat’s-paws raced across the moonlit ponds, and the far surf off Wonder Head intoned the hymn of the four winds, the trinity, earth and sky and water, became one thunderous symphony—a harmony of sound and colour silvered to a monochrome by the moon.
a song of praise or worship
- (transitive, intransitive) To sing a hymn.
2009 January 21, Michael Coveney, “Tom O'Horgan”, in The Guardian:
- An unknown cast, including Diane Keaton, hymned the Age of Aquarius, stripped off at the end of the first act and let the sunshine in at the end of the second.
- (transitive) To praise or extol in hymns.
- To hymn the bright of the Lord.
- Their praise is hymned by loftier harps than mine.
hymn m inan
declension of hymn