Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A collection of songs or other vocal music forming a book or volume; specifically, a hymn-book.
  • noun In the Anglo-Saxon church, the portass or breviary.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The congregation was singing lustily from their Lutheran song-book, when someone spotted a snake track.

    Wildwood

  • The congregation was singing lustily from their Lutheran song-book, when someone spotted a snake track.

    Wildwood

  • An example of clinical paranoia directly from the Beck (aka The Cowardly Lion) song-book.

    Sarah Smile

  • They would suddenly find a different song-book to sing from

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • They would suddenly find a different song-book to sing from

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • He did not notice that the house was empty, that only a few stragglers had halted at the door; he was absorbed in his own thoughts and was madly pawing through his song-book as he made his way out to the table.

    The Road Leads On

  • The pack of cards, the little looking-glass, the song-book, even a milk loaf.

    The Possessed

  • “I suppose a song-book might be full of improving sentiments,” he said.

    Presumption of Death

  • To mollify him, she added, “Seems harder to note the author if one just knows something out of a song-book.”

    Presumption of Death

  • The circle broke up, each collaring his own jug, glass, and song-book; Bill pounced on the big table, and began to rattle it away to its place outside the buttery door.

    Tom Brown's Schooldays

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