Definition Of anthem


a choral composition based on a biblical passage, for singing by a choir in a church service.

Like his father, Alfonso the younger was well known as a composer of church music, writing English anthems for the Anglican Church as well as motets to Latin words.

a rousing or uplifting song identified with a particular group, body, or cause.

the song became the anthem for hippie activists

Example Of anthem

  • A committed Catholic, Byrd was able to make his living, and his reputation, writing anthems and services in the vernacular spare style for Anglican worship.

  • After the reggae anthem Redemption Song and Broken Wings, nobody was left sitting down.

  • And it's made her hit song an anthem for real women.

  • As prayers were said, hymns were sung and the national anthems of both Britain and America were played, there was a tinge of sadness in the air because it is likely that this could have been the last such service.

  • Because the song has become an anthem for teenagers, the film will be true to spirit of the song.

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