The definition of a hymn is a religious song or song of praise, especially a song sung during Christian worship.(noun)
Amazing Grace is an example of a hymn.
See hymn in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME ymen < OE ymen & OFr ymne, both < LL (Ec) hymnus < Gr hymnos, a hymn, festive song, ode
See hymn in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English imne
Origin: , from Old French ymne
Origin: , from Latin hymnus, song of praise
Origin: , from Greek humnos.
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