Definition of canticle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkæntɪkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæntɪkl//
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a religious song with words taken from the Bible Word Origin Middle English: from Latin canticulum ‘little song’, diminutive of canticum, from canere ‘sing’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: canticle