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anthemnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈæn.θəm/
a ​song that has ​specialimportance for a ​particulargroup of ​people, an ​organization, or a ​country, often ​sung on a ​specialoccasion: The national anthems of the ​teams are ​played at the ​beginning of ​internationalfootballmatches. John Lennon's "Imagine" has ​become the anthem of peace-lovers all over the ​world. a ​religioussongsung by a choir with ​organmusic
(Definition of anthem from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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anthemnoun [C]

 us   /ˈæn·θəm/
a ​song that has ​specialimportance for a ​particulargroup of ​people or ​country, often ​sung on ​specialoccasions
(Definition of anthem from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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