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national anthem


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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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a song formally adopted as the anthem for a nation


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