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miserere

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noun mi·se·re·re \ˌmi-zə-ˈrir-ē, -ˈrer-; ˌmē-zə-ˈrā-(ˌ)rā\

Definition of miserere

  1. 1 capitalized :  the 50th Psalm in the Vulgate

  2. 2 :  misericord

  3. 3 :  a vocal complaint or lament



Examples of miserere in a sentence

  1. <an essay that is essentially a long miserere about the decline of good manners in our society>



Origin and Etymology of miserere

Middle English, from Latin, be merciful, from misereri to be merciful, from miser wretched; from the first word of the Psalm


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with miserere

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