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  1. the act or practice of a person who preaches.
  2. the art of delivering sermons.
  3. a sermon.
  4. a public religious service with a sermon.
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  1. of, relating to, or resembling preaching: a preaching tone of voice.
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Origin of preaching

1225–75; Middle English preching (gerund); see preach, -ing1, -ing2
Related formspreach·ing·ly, adverbnon·preach·ing, adjective, nounun·preach·ing, adjective
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  • The preachings and the prayer meetings had not yet commenced.

    Hidden Hand

    Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth

  • I was religious and didn't play much, but I sho' did like to listen to preachings.

  • They listened to their preachings, they joined their Church.

  • "His majesty requests you to discontinue the preachings," said Ferdinand.

  • He had also induced them occasionally to accompany him to the preachings at the Cathedral.

    The Spanish Brothers

    Deborah Alcock