psalm
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /sɑːm/
  • (America) IPA: /sɑm/, /sɑlm/
Noun

psalm (plural psalms)

  1. (religion, music) A sacred song; a poetical composition for use in the praise or worship of God.
  2. One of the hymns by David and others, collected into one book of the Old Testament, or a modern metrical version of such a hymn for public worship.
Related terms Translations Translations Verb

psalm (psalms, present participle psalming; past and past participle psalmed)

  1. To extol in psalms; to make music; to sing
    to psalm his praises.
    • 2012, George D. Manjounes, Good Morning, Morning Glory
      I psalmed like a Moslem high in his mosque. And like a Greek priest, I sang the divine liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.



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