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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Can·ti·cle n.; pl. Canticles
 1. A song; esp. a little song or hymn. [Obs.]
 2. pl. The Song of Songs or Song of Solomon, one of the books of the Old Testament.
 3. A canto or division of a poem [Obs.]
 4. A psalm, hymn, or passage from the Bible, arranged for chanting in church service.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love
          poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually
          written much later [syn: Song of Songs, Song of
          Solomon, Canticle of Canticles]