Can"ti*cle (?), n.; pl. Canticles (#). [L. canticulum a little song, dim. of canticum song, fr. cantus a singing, fr. coner to sing. See Chant.]

1.

A song; esp. a little song or hymn.

[Obs.]

Bacon.

2. pl.

The Song of Songs or Song of Solomon, one of the books of the Old Testament.

3.

A canto or division of a poem

[Obs.]

Spenser.

4.

A psalm, hymn, or passage from the Bible, arranged for chanting in church service.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.