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1. A song or chant, especially a nonmetrical hymn with words taken from a biblical text other than from the book of Psalms.
2. Canticles Bible The Song of Songs.

[Middle English, from Latin canticulum, diminutive of cantus, song, from past participle of canere, to sing; see kan- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a nonmetrical hymn, derived from the Bible and used in the liturgy of certain Christian churches
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a song, poem, or hymn, esp one that is religious in character
[C13: from Latin canticulum, diminutive of canticus a song, from canere to sing]


(ˈkæn tɪ kəl)

one of the nonmetrical hymns or chants, chiefly from the Bible, used in church services.
[1175–1225; Middle English (< Old French) < Latin canticulum, derivative of canticum song, derivative of cantus]
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Noun1.canticle - a hymn derived from the Bible
hymn, anthem - a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)


[ˈkæntɪkl] Ncántico m
the Canticlesel Cantar de los Cantares


n (Eccl) → Lobgesang m; (= song)Volksweise f; CanticlesHohelied nt, → Hohes Lied
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But, above all, believe it, the sweetest canticle is', Nunc dimittis; when a man hath obtained worthy ends, and expectations.
What a noble thing is that canticle in the fish's belly!
Athelny was not displeased to find someone to whom he could read the translations with which for some time he had amused his leisure; and in his fine, vibrating voice he recited the canticle of the Soul and Christ her lover, the lovely poem which begins with the words en una noche oscura, and the noche serena of Fray Luis de Leon.
By the Temple of that wise king, which our wiser brother Richard proved unable to recover, she is the very Bride of the Canticles !''
Elizabeth greeted the Blessed Mother with what now forms part of the Hail Mary prayer, "Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb." Mary responded with what is now known as the 'Magnificat,' also known as the Song of Mary, a canticle frequently sung liturgically in Christian churches.
The choir will present "Canticle of the Cross," a Lenten cantata.
Yet this became the pivot point that brought him to the total offering of self that is expressed in Ignatius' own 'canticle': 'Take and receive, O Lord...
"A Beginner's Guide to Dante's Divine Comedy" also contains a general introduction to Dante and a specific introduction to each canticle (Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso), making it especially well suited for classroom and homeschool use.
In A Canticle for Leibowitz the world has ended because of nuclear conflagration and the same is true of Alas, Babylon.
Calls a Guitar up mountain roads to gather the nameless in a canticle of nylon strums.
Or, people would refer to his famous poem "The Canticle of Brother Sun and Sister Moon." However, these are just the tip of the iceberg of this saint's life.
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