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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
anthem (noun)
1.
a) a psalm or hymn sung antiphonally or responsively
b) a sacred vocal composition with words usually from the Scriptures
2.
a song or hymn of praise or gladness
3.
a usually rousing popular song that typifies or is identified with a particular subculture, movement, or point of view - anthems of teenage angst
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
anthem (noun)
a religious song
SYNONIMS:
anthem, canticle, carol, chorale, psalm, spiritual
RELATED WORDS:
dirge, lament, requiem, threnody; Gloria Patri, hallelujah, paean; mass, oratorio; processional, recessional
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