cen·​a·​cle | \ ˈse-ni-kəl How to pronounce cenacle (audio) \

Definition of cenacle

: a retreat house especially : one for Roman Catholic women directed by nuns of the Society of Our Lady of the Cenacle

Examples of cenacle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Joseph belonged to the Two Hearts as One and Prayer House of All Graces Ministry in Southington, Connecticut and has traveled to many states praying the Most Holy Rosary and other Catholic prayers at religious prayer cenacles. courant.com, 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of cenacle

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cenacle

Late Latin cenaculum the room where Christ and his disciples had the Last Supper, from Latin, top story, probably from cena dinner

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The first known use of cenacle was in 1855

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“Cenacle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cenacle. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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