homiletics

[ hom-uh-let-iks ]
/ ˌhɒm əˈlɛt ɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)

the art of preaching; the branch of practical theology that treats of homilies or sermons.

Nearby words

  1. homicidal,
  2. homicide,
  3. homicide bomber,
  4. homie,
  5. homiletic,
  6. homiliary,
  7. homilist,
  8. homily,
  9. homing,
  10. homing device

Origin of homiletics

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

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British Dictionary definitions for homiletics

homiletics

/ (ˌhɒmɪˈlɛtɪks) /

noun

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

Word Origin for homiletics

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

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Word Origin and History for homiletics

homiletics

n.

1830, from homiletic; also see -ics.

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