Te Deum

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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 , you + Latin deum, accusative of deus, god.]

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]

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)]

Te Deum

A Latin phrase meaning Thee, God, used to mean a Roman Catholic hymn that begins with these words.
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Noun1.Te Deum - an ancient liturgical hymn
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As all kneeled by one consent, a more touching and hearty Te Deum never ascended to heaven, though borne on the peal of organ, bell and cannon, than came from that honest old heart.
It was only known that on the following Sunday a Te Deum would be sung at Notre Dame in honor of the victory of Lens.
Every one knew that the Bell people had whipped the West- ern Union, and hastened to join in the grand Te Deum of applause.