Doxology

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Doxology (plural doxologies)
  1. An expression of praise to God, especially a short hymn sung as part of a Christian worship service.

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Agnus Dei, Benedicite, Gloria, Gloria Patri, Gloria in Excelsis, Introit, Magnificat, Miserere, Negro spiritual, Nunc Dimittis, Te Deum, Trisagion, Vedic hymn, alleluia, answer, anthem, antiphon, antiphony, cantata, canticle, chant, chorale, church music, gospel, gospel music, hallelujah, hosanna, hymn, hymn of praise, hymn-tune, hymnody, hymnography, hymnology, introit, laud, mantra, mass, motet, offertory, offertory sentence, oratorio, paean, passion, prosodion, psalm, psalmody, recessional, report, requiem, requiem mass, response, responsory, sacred music, spiritual, versicle, white spiritual

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From Medieval Latin doxologia < Ancient Greek δοξολογία (a praising) < δοξολόγος (giving or uttering praise) < δόξα (glory, honor, repute) < δοκεῖν (to think, expect).

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