- the singing or the composition of hymns or sacred songs.
- hymns collectively, especially the collective hymns of a specific religion, place, or period.
Origin of hymnody
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- the composition or singing of hymns
- hymns collectively
Also called: hymnology
C18: from Medieval Latin hymnōdia, from Greek humnōidia, from humnōidein to chant a hymn, from hymn + aeidein to sing