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homiletic

adjective

  1. (nature, homily, sermon)  of the nature of a homily or sermon
    Synonyms: homiletical.
  2. (homiletics)  of or relating to homiletics
    Synonyms: homiletical.

Etymology summary

ecclesiastical Late Latin homileticus from Greek homilētikos, of or for...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Homiletics

in theology the application of the general principles of rhetoric to the specific department of public preaching. The one who practices or studies homiletics is called a homilist. Homiletics is the study of the composition and delivery of a sermon or ... (41 of 5577 words, 6 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

homiletic | homiletical | homiletically [adverb, derived]

of or relating to a homily or sermon | of, relating to, or characteristic of homiletics (15 of 250 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/homiletic

Merriam-Webster:

homiletic | homiletical | also [synonym, sense-specific] | didactic [synonym, sense-specific] | sermonic [synonym, sense-specific] | moralistic [synonym, sense-specific] | moralizing [synonym, sense-specific] | preachy [synonym, sense-specific] | sententious [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

of, relating to, or resembling a homily | of or relating to homiletics ; also, "preachy" (15 of 81 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/homiletic

Oxford Dictionary:

homiletic | homiletics

of the nature of or characteristic of a homily | ("homiletics") | the art of preaching or writing sermons (17 of 57 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/homiletic

American Heritage Dictionary:

homiletic | homiletical [sense-specific] | homiletically [adverb, related]

Relating to or of the nature of a homily. | Relating to homiletics. (12 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/homiletic

New World Dictionary:

homiletic | homiletical [sense-specific] | homiletically [adverb, related]

of or like a homily | of or related to homiletics (10 of 37 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/homiletic

Random House Dictionary:

homiletic | homiletical [sense-specific]

of or pertaining to preaching or to homilies. | of the nature of a homily. | of or pertaining to homiletics. (19 of 28 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/homiletic

Wiktionary:

homiletic | Preachy [synonym, sense-specific]

Of or relating to a homily, or to homiletics. | Preachy. (10 of 11 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/homiletic

Encarta Dictionary:

homiletic | homiletical

relating to, or in the style of, a sermon or homily | relating to the art of writing and preaching sermons (20 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861618474​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

homiletic

Origin: ecclesiastical Late Latin homileticus from Greek homilētikos, of or for conversation from homilein, to be in company, converse ... (18 of 22 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

homiletic

Origin: Late Latin homīlēticus, from Greek homīlētikos, of conversation, from homīlētos, conversation, from ... (12 of 21 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/homiletic

Oxford Dictionary:

homiletic | homiletics

First use: mid 17th century

Origin: late Latin from Greek homilētikos, from homilein "converse with, consort", from homilia (see "homily")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/homiletic

Merriam-Webster:

homiletic | homiletical

First use: 1644

Origin: Late Latin homileticus, from Greek homilētikos of conversation, from homilein

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/homiletic

Encarta Dictionary:

homiletic

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: late Latin from Greek homilētikos from homilein "associate with, converse" from homilos "crowd"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861618474​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

homiletic | homiletical

Audio: British English pronunciation of "homiletic"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/homiletic

the Free Dictionary:

homiletic

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "homiletic"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "homiletic"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "homiletic" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/homiletic

Google Dictionary:

homiletic

Audio: English pronunciation of "homiletic"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

homiletic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "homiletic"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=homile​01 word=homiletic

YourDictionary Audio:

homiletic

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "homiletic" by speech synthesizer

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