An example of an anthem is the Star Spangled Banner.
An example of an anthem is Exultati Deo by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.
An example of a group that may anthem is the winning team at the conclusion of the World Cup.
A rock anthem played often by marching bands.
Origin of anthem
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English anteme, from Old English antefn, from Late Latin antiphōna, from Ancient Greek ἀντίφωνα (antiphona), from ἀντί (anti, “over against”) + φωνή (phone, “voice, sound”). Compare antiphon.