(italics) the hymn of the Virgin Mary in Luke, 1:46–55, beginning “My soul doth magnify the Lord,” used as a canticle at evensong or vespers.
a musical setting for this.
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How to use Magnificat in a sentence
This so-called “Madonna of the Magnificat” was painted in Florence around 1485 by Sandro Botticelli and his team.
I hope Wilson—that's our second thurifer—won't go wrong in the Magnificat.Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
The splendours of the Magnificat died away to a silence and one of the clergy stepped from his place to read the Second Lesson.Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
How wearily and with what sadness Madonna writes Magnificat, or dreams of the love that even now is come into her arms!Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa | Edward Hutton
I have a special, undiluted dislike of one picture,—the Magnificat.My New Curate | P.A. Sheehan
I sent the poor Magnificat to the Royal Academy in the spring of 1871.An Autobiography | Elizabeth Butler
British Dictionary definitions for Magnificat
Christianity the hymn of the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:46-55), used as a canticle
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