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Te Deum. A Latin hymn to the Father and the Son, in rhythmical prose, beginning Te Deum laudamus (‘We praise thee, O God’). According to tradition, it was a spontaneous composition of Ambrose and Augustine, who sang it antiphonally on the occasion of the baptism of Augustine by Ambrose. In fact, it is evidently a composition of at least three parts, only loosely connected.

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Te Deum

Te De·um / tā ˈdāəm; tē ˈdēəm/ • n. a hymn beginning Te Deum laudamus, “We praise Thee, O God,” sung at matins or on special occasions such as a thanksgiving. ∎  a musical setting of this. ∎  an expression of thanksgiving or exultation.

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Te Deum a Latin hymn beginning Te Deum laudamus, ‘We praise Thee, O God’, sung at matins or on special occasions such as a thanksgiving.

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Te Deum opening words of the canticle beginning Te Deum laudamus ‘Thee God we praise’, recited at matins in the Western Church. XIV.

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