hymnPronunciation: (him), [key]
a song or ode in praise or honor of God, a deity, a nation, etc.
something resembling this, as a speech, essay, or book in praise of someone or something.
to praise or celebrate in a hymn; express in a hymn.
to sing hymns.
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