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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A writer or composer of psalms.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A writer or composer of psalms; especially, one of the authors of the psalms in the Bible; specifically, David.
  • noun In early Christian music, a cantor or other official of the minor clergy charged with the singing of church music.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A writer or composer of sacred songs; -- a title particularly applied to David and the other authors of the Scriptural psalms.
  • noun (R. C. Ch.) A clerk, precentor, singer, or leader of music, in the church.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A composer of psalms
  • noun capitalized A composer of one of the Biblical Psalms

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

  • noun a composer of sacred songs

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