anthemic


anthemic
anthem NOUN 1) an uplifting song associated with a group or cause, especially a patriotic one adopted by a country as an expression of national identity. 2) a musical setting of a religious text to be sung by a choir during a church service.
DERIVATIVES anthemic adjective.
ORIGIN Old English, from Latin antiphona 'antiphon' .

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  • anthemic — (adj.) of music, felt to resemble an anthem, 1841, from ANTHEM (Cf. anthem) + IC (Cf. ic). In reference to a type of acid, 1859, so called because isolated from dog fennel (Anthemis arvensis) …   Etymology dictionary

  • anthemic — an|the|mic [ænˈθemık, ˈθi: ] adj having the qualities of an anthem ▪ anthemic rock music …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • anthemic — adjective see anthem …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anthemic — adjective Suggestive of an anthem; rousing …   Wiktionary

  • Anthemic — (of music) regarded as an anthem …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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  • anthemic — an·them·ic …   English syllables

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