An anthem is defined as a piece of music intended to be sung to express patriotism, love, or commitment.noun
An example of an anthem is the Star Spangled Banner.
The definition of an anthem is a piece of music or hymn that is intended to be holy and often contains excerpts from the Bible.noun
An example of an anthem is Exultati Deo by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.
To anthem is defined as to celebrate using patriotic or devotional music.verb
An example of a group that may anthem is the winning team at the conclusion of the World Cup.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- Archaic a religious song sung antiphonally
- a religious choral song usually based on words from the Bible
- a song of praise or devotion, as to a nation, college, etc.
Origin: ME antefne < OE antefn < ML antifona, antiphona < Gr antiphōna < antiphōnos, sounding back < anti-, over against + phōnē, voice: see phono-
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- A hymn of praise or loyalty.
- A choral composition having a sacred or moralizing text in English.
- A modern ballad accompanied by rock music instrumentation.
Origin: Middle English anteme, from Old English antefn, from Late Latin antiphōna, from Late Greek, from neuter pl. of antiphōnos, sounding in answer : anti-, in return; see anti- + phōnē, voice; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.