Te-deum definition

tā dāəm, -o͝om, tē dēəm
A hymn of praise to God sung as part of a Christian liturgy.
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(proper) Music for this hymn.
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(proper) An ancient Christian hymn beginning Te Deum laudamus (We praise thee, O God)
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(proper) A service of thanksgiving at which this hymn is used.
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An early Christian hymn of praise.
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A religious service in which the singing of the hymn forms a principal part; a public thanksgiving.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
te-deum
Plural:
te-deums

Origin of te-deum

  • From Late Latin Tē Deum (laudāmus) You, God, (we praise), the opening words of the hymn Latin you Latin deum accusative of deus god

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the hymn's opening words, "Te Deum laudamus" ("Thee, O God, we praise").

    From Wiktionary