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n. pl. dox·ol·o·gies
An expression of praise to God, especially a short hymn sung as part of a Christian worship service.

[Medieval Latin doxologia, from Greek doxologiā, praise : doxa, glory, honor (from dokein, to seem; see dek- in Indo-European roots) + logos, saying; see -logy.]

dox′o·log′i·cal (dŏk′sə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
dox′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.


n, pl -gies
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a hymn, verse, or form of words in Christian liturgy glorifying God
[C17: from Medieval Latin doxologia, from Greek, from doxologos uttering praise, from doxa praise; see -logy]
doxological adj
ˌdoxoˈlogically adv


(dɒkˈsɒl ə dʒi)

n., pl. -gies.
1. a hymn or form of words containing an ascription of praise to God.
2. the Doxology, the metrical formula beginning “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.”
[1640–50; < Medieval Latin doxologia < Greek, =doxo-, comb. form of dóxa honor, glory + -logia -logy]
dox`o•log′i•cal (-səˈlɒg ɪ kəl) adj.


a short hymn expressing praise to God. — doxological, adj.
See also: Music
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doxology - a hymn or verse in Christian liturgy glorifying God
Christian liturgy - the Christian worship services
hymn, anthem - a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)


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References in classic literature ?
I will attend them, when I have completed my morning praise, to which nothing is now wanting but the doxology.
And when those defendants were remonstrated with, their captain snapped his fingers in the plaintiffs' teeth, and assured them that by way of doxology to the deed he had done, he would now retain their line, harpoons, and boat, which had remained attached to the whale at the time of the seizure.
He had no opinion of the Doxology and he did not make the suggestion with any particular reverence.
But Colin was of an exploring mind and he knew nothing about the Doxology.
I never seed no sense in th' Doxology afore," he said hoarsely, "but I may change my mind i' time.
It was Villa who started and pitched the Doxology, but quickly the two dogs joined with their own soft, mellow howling, if howling it may be called when it was so soft and mellow and true.
SVP, New York, 1966; Geoffrey Wainwright, Doxology, Oxford University Press, New York, 1980; Aidan Kavanagh On Liturgical Theology, Pueblo Publishing, Collegeville, 1984; Kevin W.
In this passage, Melville links the cock to Christian doxology.
Doxology and theology; an investigation of the Apostles' Creed in light of Ludwig Wittgenstein.
At the end of the introit and the previous chant is the concluding doxology represented by the abbreviation "sevovae", an abbreviation common in Spanish sources.
I want them to begin the service with the Doxology and end with the Hallelujah Chorus -- because I'm not going to be there.
There was grist of Word aplenty in the cathedral service, in text and testimony, and in a haunting doxology.