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Song vs. Hymn

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Songnoun

A musical composition with lyrics for voice or voices, performed by singing.

‘Thomas listened to his favorite song on the radio yesterday.’;

Hymnnoun

A song of praise or worship.

Songnoun

(by extension) Any musical composition.

Hymnverb

(ambitransitive) To sing a hymn.

Songnoun

Poetical composition; poetry; verse.

Hymnverb

(transitive) To praise or extol in hymns.

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Songnoun

The act or art of singing.

Hymnnoun

An ode or song of praise or adoration; especially, a religious ode, a sacred lyric; a song of praise or thanksgiving intended to be used in religious service; as, the Homeric hymns; Watts' hymns.

‘Admonishing one another in psalms and hymns.’; ‘Where angels first should practice hymns, and stringTheir tuneful harps.’;

Songnoun

A melodious sound made by a bird, insect, whale or other animal.

‘I love hearing the song of canary birds.’;

Hymnverb

To praise in song; to worship or extol by singing hymns; to sing.

‘To hymn the bright of the Lord.’; ‘Their praise is hymned by loftier harps than mine.’;

Songnoun

(ornithology) The distinctive sound that a male bird utters to attract a mate or to protect his territory; contrasts with call

Hymnverb

To sing in praise or adoration.

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Songnoun

Something that cost only a little; chiefly in for a song.

‘He bought that car for a song.’;

Hymnnoun

a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)

Songnoun

An object of derision; a laughing stock.

Hymnverb

sing a hymn

Songnoun

That which is sung or uttered with musical modulations of the voice, whether of a human being or of a bird, insect, etc.

Hymnverb

praise by singing a hymn;

‘They hymned their love of God’;

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Songnoun

A lyrical poem adapted to vocal music; a ballad.

Hymn

A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a deity or deities, or to a prominent figure or personification. The word hymn derives from Greek ὕμνος (hymnos), which means .

‘a song of praise’;

Songnoun

More generally, any poetical strain; a poem.

‘The bard that first adorned our native tongueTuned to his British lyre this ancient song.’;

Songnoun

Poetical composition; poetry; verse.

‘This subject for heroic song.’;

Songnoun

An object of derision; a laughingstock.

‘And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.’;

Songnoun

A trifle; an insignificant sum of money; as, he bought it for a song.

Songnoun

a short musical composition with words;

‘a successful musical must have at least three good songs’;

Songnoun

a distinctive or characteristic sound;

‘the song of bullets was in the air’; ‘the song of the wind’; ‘the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead’;

Songnoun

the act of singing;

‘with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates’;

Songnoun

the characteristic sound produced by a bird;

‘a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age’;

Songnoun

a very small sum;

‘he bought it for a song’;

Songnoun

the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy

Songnoun

a dynasty that ruled in China AD 960–1279.

Song

A song is a musical composition intended to be performed by the human voice. This is often done at distinct and fixed pitches (melodies) using patterns of sound and silence.

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