Meaning of hymnody

hym•no•dy

Pronunciation: (him'nu-dē), [key]
— n.
  1. the singing or the composition of hymns or sacred songs.
  2. hymns collectively, esp. the collective hymns of a specific religion, place, or period.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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