psalm

A psalm is a religious song in the Bible. While you can read psalms as prayers, they are meant to be sung.

The Book of Psalms is a section of the Christian Old Testament and the Hebrew Bible that includes 150 individual psalms. The word psalm, which is pronounced with a silent p, comes from the Greek word psalmos, "song sung to a harp," and its root, psallein, "play a stringed instrument." While they're not often backed by a harp these days, psalms are frequently sung with musical accompaniment in churches and temples.

Definitions of psalm
  1. noun
    any sacred song used to praise the deity
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    type of:
    religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing
    writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
  2. verb
    sing or celebrate in psalms
    “He psalms the works of God”
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    type of:
    sing
    produce tones with the voice
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