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Definitions of 'Canticles'

Definition of 'Canticles'
From: WordNet
noun
An Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually written much later [syn: Song of Songs, Song of Solomon, Canticle of Canticles, Canticles]
Definition of 'Canticles'
From: GCIDE
Canticle \Can"ti*cle\, n.; pl. Canticles. [L. canticulum a little song, dim. of canticum song, fr. cantus a singing, fr. coner to sing. See Chant.] 1. A song; esp. a little song or hymn. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. The Song of Songs or Song of Solomon, one of the books of the Old Testament. [1913 Webster] 3. A canto or division of a poem [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 4. A psalm, hymn, or passage from the Bible, arranged for chanting in church service. [1913 Webster]
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