- 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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Examples from the Web for hymnody
In this accomplishment Evangelical hymnody played a prominent part.
These songs constitute his whole contribution to hymnody from 1810 to 1825.
There his Canons are found, which are perhaps his greatest work in hymnody.Hymns of the Greek Church
Ideas common to the hymnody of all ages are to be found there.Music in the History of the Western Church
And how sublime the uprushing flood of hymnody from an assembly of men of like mind!With God in the World
Charles H. Brent
- 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