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- n. The official song of a nation or country, generally of a patriotic nature and played at events to celebrate or honor the nation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a popular song or hymn which has become by general acceptance the recognized musical expression of the patriotic sentiment of a nation; as, “God save the King” is called the national anthem of England.
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- n. a song formally adopted as the anthem for a nation
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