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sermon

ser·mon

sermon

 
pronunciation:
suhr mn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a talk delivered during a religious service to instruct, enlighten, or inspire the congregation.
The theme of the minister's sermon was forgiveness.
 
similar words:
exegesis, homily, lecture, oration
definition 2: an extended speech to instruct or scold; lecture.
synonyms:
homily, lecture
similar words:
admonition, exhortation, talk