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Definition of anthem noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a song that has a special importance for a country, an organization, or a particular group of people and is sung on special occasions The Olympic anthem was played at the opening and closing ceremonies. The song could become an anthem for disaffected teens. see also national anthem
  2. 2a short religious song for a choir (= a group of singers), often with an organ
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: anthem

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