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sermonnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsɜː.mən/  us   /ˈsɝː.mən/
a ​part of a ​Christianchurchceremony in which a ​priest gives a ​talk on a ​religious or ​moralsubject, 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 ​longtalk in which someone ​advises other ​people how they should ​behave in ​order to be ​betterpeople: I really don't ​think it's a politician's ​job to go delivering sermons onpublicmorality.
(Definition of sermon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sermonnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɜr·mən/
a ​talk on a ​religious or ​moralsubject, esp. one given by a ​religiousleader during a ​religiousceremony
(Definition of sermon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sermon”
in Korean 설교…
in Arabic خُطبة, مَوعِظة…
in Malaysian khutbah…
in French sermon…
in Russian проповедь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 佈道,講道, 長篇說教…
in Italian sermone, predica…
in Turkish vaaz, dinî konuşma…
in Polish kazanie…
in Spanish sermón…
in Vietnamese bài thuyết giáo…
in Portuguese sermão…
in Thai การพูดอย่างจริงจัง, เทศนา…
in German die Predigt…
in Catalan sermó…
in Japanese (牧師による)説教…
in Chinese (Simplified) 布道,讲道, 长篇说教…
in Indonesian khotbah…
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