[ hom-uh-let-iks ]

noun(used with a singular verb)
  1. the art of preaching; the branch of practical theology that treats of homilies or sermons.

Origin of homiletics

First recorded in 1820–30; see origin at homiletic, -ics

Words Nearby homiletics

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How to use homiletics in a sentence

  • Moral homiletics have since old done precious little good with the ruling class, and they will do no better in the future.

    Woman under socialism | August Bebel

British Dictionary definitions for homiletics


/ (ˌhɒmɪˈlɛtɪks) /

  1. (functioning as singular) the art of preaching or writing sermons

Origin of homiletics

C17: from Greek homilētikos cordial, from homilein to converse with; see homily

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