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ˈkæn tɪ kəlcan·ti·cle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. canticlenoun

    a hymn derived from the Bible


  1. canticlenoun

    a chant, hymn or song, especially a nonmetrical one, with words from a biblical text

  2. Etymology: canticulum, diminutive of cantus, song

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Canticlenoun

    A song; used generally for a song in scripture.

    Etymology: from canto, Lat.

    This right of estate, in some nations, is yet more significantly expressed by Moses in his canticles, in the person of God to the Jews. Francis Bacon, Holy War.


  1. Canticle

    A canticle (from the Latin canticulum, a diminutive of canticum, "song") is a hymn, psalm or other Christian song of praise with lyrics usually taken from biblical or holy texts. Canticles are used in Christian liturgy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Canticlenoun

    a song; esp. a little song or hymn

  2. Canticlenoun

    the Song of Songs or Song of Solomon, one of the books of the Old Testament

  3. Canticlenoun

    a canto or division of a poem

  4. Canticlenoun

    a psalm, hymn, or passage from the Bible, arranged for chanting in church service

  5. Etymology: [L. canticulum a little song, dim. of canticum song, fr. cantus a singing, fr. coner to sing. See Chant.]


  1. Canticle

    A canticle is a hymn, psalm or other song of praise.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Canticle

    kan′ti-kl, n. a song: a non-metrical hymn, esp. one of those used in the public services of the church, as the Benedicite: (pl.) the Song of Solomon.—n. Can′ticum, a canticle: a part-song in an ancient play. [L. canticulum, dim of canticum.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of canticle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of canticle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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