Pronunciation: (mag-nif'i-kat", -kät"; mäg-nif'i-kät", män-yif'-), [key]
1. (italics) the hymn of the Virgin Mary in Luke, 1:46–55, beginning “My soul doth magnify the Lord,” used as a canticle at evensong or vespers.
2. a musical setting for this.
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