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1. A song of praise or thanksgiving to God or a deity.
2. A song of praise or joy; a paean.
v. hymned, hymn·ing, hymns
To praise, glorify, or worship in or as if in a hymn.
To sing hymns.
[Middle English imne, from Old French ymne, from Latin hymnus, song of praise, from Greek humnos.]
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