Complete Definition of "anthem"

English
Etymology
From ecclesiastical Latin antiphona. Compare antiphon.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËænθÉm/

Noun
en-noun

  1. archaic antiphon|Antiphon.
  2. A choral or vocal composition, often with a religious or political lyric.

#:The school's anthem sang of its many outstanding qualities, and it was hard to keep a straight face while singing.

  1. A hymn of praise or loyalty.

#:The choir sang a selection of Christmas anthems at the service just before the big day.

Derived terms
national anthem

Translations
trans-top|choral or vocal composition with political or religious theme
Finnish: t-|fi|hymni
trans-mid
Kurdish:
:Sorani: t|ku|سرÙد|trsrood|scKUchar
Polish: t+|pl|hymn|m
trans-bottom

trans-top|hymn of praise or loyalty
Czech: t-|cs|hymna|f
Finnish: t-|fi|hymni
French: t+|fr|hymne|f
trans-mid
Polish: t+|pl|hymn|m
trans-bottom

;to be checked
checktrans
ttbc|French : hymne

Category:Greek derivations

el:anthem
fr:anthem
io:anthem
ja:anthem
pl:anthem
ru:anthem
te:anthem
vi:anthem

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