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sermonnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsɜː.mən/  us   /ˈsɝː-/
a part of a Christian church ceremony in which a priest gives a talk on a religious or moral subject, often based on something written in the Bible: The Reverend William Cronshaw delivered/preached the sermon. Today's sermon was on the importance of compassion. disapproving a long talk in which someone advises other people how they should behave in order to be better people: I really don't think it's a politician's job to go delivering sermons on public morality.
Translations of “sermon”
in Arabic خُطبة, مَوعِظة…
in Korean 설교…
in Malaysian khutbah…
in French sermon…
in Turkish vaaz, dinî konuşma…
in Italian sermone, predica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 佈道,講道, 長篇說教…
in Russian проповедь…
in Polish kazanie…
in Vietnamese bài thuyết giáo…
in Spanish sermón…
in Portuguese sermão…
in Thai การพูดอย่างจริงจัง, เทศนา…
in German die Predigt…
in Catalan sermó…
in Japanese (牧師による)説教…
in Indonesian khotbah…
in Chinese (Simplified) 布道,讲道, 长篇说教…
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