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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
I will attend them, when I have completed my morning praise, to which nothing is now wanting but the doxology.
After doing the Lord's Prayer and the Doxology, most of the kids had tears in their eyes, because these words that we'd said week after week after week to each other took on a kind of corporate meaning.
Daly's eucharistic prayer includes all of the traditional classical elements of a model eucharistic prayer in the Basil/Chrysostom tradition: Introductory dialogue, preface, Sanctus, anamnesis, institutional narrative, acclamation, epiclesis, solemn petitions and doxology
Chesnokov's setting of The Great Doxology demonstrated a refreshing directness of approach and clarity in his textures.
As the old revivalist preacher Charles Spurgeon once said in his sermon "All of Grace": "A child of God should be a visible Beatitude, for joy and happiness, and a living Doxology, for gratitude and adoration.
Summary: Lebanon is being blessed with another proposed law, and several serious voices are intonating praise of the type of a minor doxology to the deities of capital.
We are taught the things of Christ by the inexplicable mysteries of doxology as well as the neat formulations of theology.