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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
national anthem
▪ A woman called to say she wanted the fans to sing the national anthem.
▪ Deputies sang the national anthem when the votes reached the total of 336 required for impeachment.
▪ Even I wouldn't realise until they opened their mouths - which was only to sing the malai national anthem.
▪ Jeffrey Osborne will come back to sing the national anthem.
▪ Some memorable moments also have come during the singing of the national anthem.
▪ The sight of the flag inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem that later became our national anthem.
▪ When people sing our national anthem, they raise their fists and then the battle-cry is echoed: Amandla Ngawethu!
The Collaborative International Dictionary
National anthem

National \Na"tion*al\ (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. national.]

  1. Of or pertaining to a nation; common to a whole people or race; public; general; as, a national government, language, dress, custom, calamity, etc.

  2. Attached to one's own country or nation.

    National anthem, a popular song or hymn which has become by general acceptance the recognized musical expression of the patriotic sentiment of a nation; as, ``God save the King'' is called the national anthem of England.

    National bank, the official common name of a class of banking corporations established under the laws of the United States.

    National flag. See under Flag.

    National guard, a body of militia, or a local military organization, as in Paris during the French Revolution, or as certain bodies of militia in other European countries and in the United States.

    National salute, a salute consisting of as many guns as there are States in the Union. [U.S.]

national anthem

n. The official song of a nation or country, generally of a patriotic nature and played at events to celebrate or honor the nation.

national anthem

n. a song formally adopted as the anthem for a nation

National anthem

A national anthem (also state anthem, national hymn, national song etc.) is a generally patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognized either by a nation's government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. The majority of national anthems are either marches or hymns in style. The countries of Latin America tend towards more operatic pieces, while a handful of countries use a simple fanfare.

National Anthem (album)

National Anthem is the debut album by North Carolina hip hop duo The Away Team, released on 6-Hole Records in 2005. The album features guest appearances from Joe Scudda, Chaundon, Smif-n-Wessun, and Little Brother's Big Pooh and Phonte. It was described by ALARM magazine as "a combination of consistent rhymes and better stellar production".

National Anthem (Lana Del Rey song)

"National Anthem" is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey for her second studio album, Born to Die (2012). It was released as a single on July 6, 2012, through Interscope Records. The song serves as the album's fifth single. The music video for the song premiered on June 27, 2012. It is directed by Anthony Mandler. It depicts Del Rey as Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy and ASAP Rocky as John F. Kennedy. It centers on the theme of the Assassination of John F. Kennedy. Critical commentary accompanied the song and video. Positive reviews noted the song's critical evaluation of lavish lifestyles, saying it fit together with the lyrical structure of the entire album.

National Anthem (disambiguation)

A national anthem is a patriotic musical composition.

National Anthem or The National Anthem may also refer to:

Usage examples of "national anthem".

The next time you stand and sing the National Anthem, friends and neighbors, chew on this: America is dead, dead as a doornail, dead as Jacob Marley and Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper and Harry S Truman, but the principles just propounded by Mr.

So Florian decreed that the show would henceforth close with the national anthem of whatever country they were in.

Now, as luck would have it, as Jake was due to jump, the last rider in Round one, the General chose to arrive and everything ground to a halt while two lines of soldiers with machine guns formed a guard of honour and the band played the Spanish National Anthem several times, and dignitaries were introduced with a lot of bowing and shaking of hands, and the General was settled in his seat.

A young boy could, with encouragement and training, eventually manage to belch the whole first verse of the national anthem after just one swig.

That one had been on TV just the other night and he had meant to watch it and then fell asleep right in front of the fucking TV and never woke up until the national anthem.

After the new Governor had taken the salute from six off-duty policemen standing vaguely to attention, the town band gave a rendering of the national anthem.

Ephraim Marching Band played jubilantly-was it the school anthem, or the national anthem, or a John Philip Sousa march in quick time?

She initiated embraces with Rucker and Graham, took a huge breath and mouthed the final lines of the national anthem, 'In joyful strains then let us sing, advance Australia fair'.

The German national anthem was followed by those of Spain and Argentina.

Those deep feelings for his country which one man will express glibly by rising nine times during the morning at the sound of the National Anthem, another will direct to more solid uses.