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English definition of “national anthem”

national anthem

noun [C] uk   us  
a country's official song, played and/or sung on public occasionsTypes of songs
(Definition of national anthem from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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