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Meaning of canticle

can•ti•cle

Pronunciation: (kan'ti-kul), [key]
— n.
  1. one of the nonmetrical hymns or chants, chiefly from the Bible, used in church services.
  2. a song, poem, or hymn esp. of praise.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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