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Te De·um(tā′ dā′əm, -o͞om, tē′ dē′əm)
A hymn of praise to God sung as part of a Christian liturgy.
[From Late Latin Tē Deum (laudāmus), You, God, (we praise), the opening words of the hymn : Latin tē, you + Latin deum, accusative of deus, god.]
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Te Deum(ˌtiː ˈdiːəm)
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) an ancient Latin hymn in rhythmic prose, sung or recited at matins in the Roman Catholic Church and in English translation at morning prayer in the Church of England and used by both Churches as an expression of thanksgiving on special occasions
2. (Classical Music) a musical setting of this hymn
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a service of thanksgiving in which the recital of this hymn forms a central part
[from the Latin canticle beginning Tē Deum laudāmus, literally: Thee, God, we praise]
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Te De•um(teɪ ˈdeɪ ʊm, -əm, ti ˈdi əm)
a Christian hymn of praise to God, composed in Latin c400.
[< Late Latin, the first two words of the hymn (Tē Deum laudāmus we praise thee God)]
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A Latin phrase meaning Thee, God, used to mean a Roman Catholic hymn that begins with these words.
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|Noun||1.||Te Deum - an ancient liturgical hymn|
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