[ hom-uh-let-ik ]
/ ˌhɒm əˈlɛt ɪk /


of or relating to preaching or to homilies.
of the nature of a homily.
of or relating to homiletics.
Also hom·i·let·i·cal.

Origin of homiletic

1635–45; < Greek homīlētikós affable, equivalent to homīlē- (variant stem of homīleîn to converse with; see homily) + -tikos -tic

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British Dictionary definitions for homiletic



/ (ˌhɒmɪˈlɛtɪk) /


of or relating to a homily or sermon
of, relating to, or characteristic of homiletics

Derived Forms

homiletically, adverb
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