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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canticle  \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. 




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