Definition for Psalm

psalm, n. [L. < Gk ψαλμ-ός, twitching of the strings of the harp, song sung to the harp.] (webplay: music, worship).

  1. Anthem; paean; musical ode; song of praise; words set to a tune for worship; [fig.] poem; metrical verse; lyric poetry; (see Psalms 98:2).
  2. Hymn; chant in a church liturgy; [fig.] appeal; supplication; request; plea; prayer; orison; petition to deity.

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