versicle


ver·si·cle

noun \ˈvər-si-kəl\

Definition of VERSICLE

1
:  a short verse or sentence (as from a psalm) said or sung by a leader in public worship and followed by a response from the people
2
:  a little verse

Origin of VERSICLE

Middle English, from Latin versiculus, diminutive of versus verse
First Known Use: 14th century

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