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homiletics

noun

  1. (theology)  a branch of theology that deals with sermons and homilies
    Type of: theology
  2. (artistry)  the art of preaching
    Type of: artistry

Etymology summary

from Greek homilētikos cordial, from homilein to converse with; see homily
(Source: Collins 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:

homiletics [functioning as singular]

the art of preaching or writing sermons (7 of 258 words, pronunciation)

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

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)

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Random House Dictionary:

homiletics [singular]

the art of preaching; the branch of practical theology that treats of homilies or sermons. (15 of 25 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/homiletics

Wiktionary:

preaching | preachings [plural] | homiletics [art]

Present participle of preach. | The act of delivering a sermon or similar moral instruction (14 of 21 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

homiletics

the art of preaching (4 of 20 words, pronunciation)

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

New World Dictionary:

homiletics

the art of preparing and delivering sermons; art of preaching (10 of 15 words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

homiletics [singular]

The art of preaching. (4 of 10 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

homiletics [singular]

the art of writing and preaching sermons (7 of 24 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861618475​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

homiletics [functioning as singular]

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Greek homilētikos cordial, from homilein to converse with; see homily

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

Wiktionary:

homiletics

Origin: Ancient Greek ὁμιλητική.

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New World Dictionary:

homiletics

Origin: "homiletic"

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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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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

homiletics [functioning as singular]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "homiletics"

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the Free Dictionary:

homiletics

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "homiletics"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "homiletics"

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

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

homiletics

Audio: North American pronunciation of "homiletics"

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YourDictionary Audio:

homiletics

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "homiletics"

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