psalmody[säm′ə dē, sal′mə-]
psalmody definition by Webster's New World
- the act, practice, or art of singing psalms
- psalms collectively
- the arrangement of psalms for singing
Origin: Middle English psalmodye ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin psalmodia ; from Classical Greek psalmōdia ; from psalmos (see psalm) plush ōidē, song (see ode)
- psalmodist noun
psalmody definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. psalm·o·dies
- The act or practice of singing psalms in divine worship.
- The composition or arranging of psalms for singing.
- A collection of psalms.
Origin: Middle English psalmodie, from Late Latin psalmōdia, from Greek psalmōidiā, singing to the harp : psalmos, psalm; see Psalm + ōidē, aoidē, song; see ode.
- psalmˈo·dist noun