sermon has definitions from the field of religion
[ noun ] (religion) an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)


preaching discourse

Used in print

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

A knot of old worshippers , chiefly women , listened weekly to a sermon .

He had preached a short sermon , trying to talk man-to-man to the audience , to tell them who he was , what he had done in Macon and Birmingham , and what he proposed to do here .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

Naked girls danced in the chancel of the Abbey , the youngest and seemingly the most innocent being chosen to read a sermon filled with veiled depravities .

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

No less ambiguous was the indefinity of a certain clergyman 's sermon .

[ noun ] a moralistic rebuke




"your preaching is wasted on him"

Related terms

lecture preach