Associations to the word «Psalm»


PSALM, noun. (music) A sacred song; a poetical composition for use in the praise or worship of God.
PSALM, noun. Especially, one of the hymns by David and others, collected into one book of the Old Testament, or a modern metrical version of such a hymn for public worship.
PSALM, verb. To extol in psalms; to make music; to sing; as, psalming his praises.

Dictionary definition

PSALM, noun. One of the 150 lyrical poems and prayers that comprise the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament; said to have been written by David.
PSALM, noun. Any sacred song used to praise the deity.
PSALM, verb. Sing or celebrate in psalms; "He psalms the works of God".

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.