vespers

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ves·pers

noun plural but singular or plural in construction, often capitalized \ˈves-pərz\

: an evening prayer service in some Christian churches

Full Definition of VESPERS

1
:  the sixth of the canonical hours that is said or sung in the late afternoon
2
:  a service of evening worship

Origin of VESPERS

Anglo-French vespres, from Medieval Latin vesperae, from Latin, plural of vespera evening; akin to Latin vesper evening star
First Known Use: 1595

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