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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
References in classic literature ?
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
Mary's canticle is also a serious warning and reminder for those who desire to thwart God's plans, especially the mighty of this world.
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.
A Pollicle B Canticle C Follicle D Jellicle QUESTION 8 - for 8 points: Which animal was featured in Gavin Maxwell's book Ring Of Bright Water?
Wrote Check: That this military triumph is also a Marian feast underscores our image of the Blessed Virgin prefigured in the Canticle of Canticles: 'Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?
Another example is magnificat, the canticle of the Virgin Mary in Luke 1:46-55 whose name comes from the first word of the canticle: "Magnificat anima mea Dominum" (My soul magnifies the Lord).
Critique: Impressively well written, organized and presented, "Temptations Behind Stained Glass: A Canticle of Desires and Redemptions" by Richard Crangle is a thoroughly absorbing and ultimately rewarding read that is strongly recommended for inclusion for personal reading lists, as well as community and academic library collections.
The encyclical's title refers to the Canticle of the Sun, St.