- 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
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anthemic — adjective see anthem … New Collegiate Dictionary
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anthemic — an·them·ic … English syllables
anthemic — adjective see anthem III … Useful english dictionary
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