An·​ge·​lus | \ ˈan-jə-ləs How to pronounce Angelus (audio) \

Definition of Angelus

1 : a devotion of the Western church that commemorates the Incarnation and is said in the morning, at noon, and in the evening
2 : a bell announcing the time for the Angelus

First Known Use of Angelus

1658, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Angelus

Medieval Latin, from Late Latin, angel; from the first word of the opening versicle

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“Angelus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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