Example sentences for: alabados

How can you use “alabados” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Stories of Mexican California narrate the singing of alabados first thing in the morning by a family, each member in his/her own room, but all together at the same time.

  • Alabados were sung as ritual prayers in homes, at dawn, noon, and at nightfall, and they were almost always sung at funeral processions.

  • In recent times alabados have come to mean any religious hymn sung at wakes or religious ceremonies.

  • Alabados are usually sung with religious fervor, and many are extremely long with an indefinite number of verses.

  • Like the décima (ten-line poetic song) and the romance (four-line song), alabados were introduced into the New World by the Franciscan padres, who taught them to the Indian people as they were teaching them the Bible and converting them to Christianity.

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