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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 900-1000
Language: Late Latin
Origin: antiphona, from Greek, from antiphonos 'answering', from anti- ( ANTI-) + phone 'sound'

anthem

noun
     
an‧them [countable]
1APM a formal or religious song national anthem
2APM a song that a particular group of people consider to be very important:
The Rolling Stones' 'Satisfaction' was an anthem for a generation.
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