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English definition of “anthem”

anthem

noun [C] uk   /ˈæn.θəm/ us  
a song that has special importance for a particular group of people, an organization, or a country, often sung on a special occasion: The national anthems of the teams are played at the beginning of international football matches. John Lennon's "Imagine" has become the anthem of peace-lovers all over the world. a religious song sung by a choir with organ music
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