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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The art of preaching.


(Ecclesiastical Terms) (functioning as singular) the art of preaching or writing sermons
[C17: from Greek homilētikos cordial, from homilein to converse with; see homily]


(ˌhɒm əˈlɛt ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the art of preaching.


the art of sacred speaking; preaching. — homiletic, homiletical adj.
See also: Religion
the art of sacred speaking; preaching. — homiletic, homiletical, adj.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homiletics - the branch of theology that deals with sermons and homilies
theology, divinity - the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
2.homiletics - the art of preaching
artistry, prowess, art - a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"
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