Mar 18, 2016 15:32 IST

Meaning: A sermon on a moral or religious topic

Pronunciation: hom-uh-lee

Synonyms: Lecture, Doctrine, Lesson discourse, oration, speech

Usage/Example: 1. Father Paul Scalia will deliver the homily at the funeral mass for his father Justice Antonin Scalia Saturday. (Source: CBS News).

2. My mother often go to temple to listen to the homilies of her religious guru.