cha·​su·​ble | \ ˈcha-zə-bəl How to pronounce chasuble (audio) , -zhə-, -sə- \

Definition of chasuble

: a sleeveless outer vestment worn by the officiating priest at mass

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chasuble: 1 Gothic, 2 fiddleback

Examples of chasuble in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two years ago in Myanmar, his green chasuble bore the country’s national flower, the bright yellow padauk. Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2019 During Tuesday’s Mass, the Rev. Gregory Rom, draped in a red chasuble, took his usual position in the pulpit. Javonte Anderson,, 21 Nov. 2019 Approximately 40 vestments from the Sistine Chapel Sacristy—rarely (if ever) released papal mantles and chasubles, priceless tiaras, rings and crosses—speak to the way sumptuous earthly beauty engages the divine. Laura Jacobs, WSJ, 10 May 2018 Even the Met’s collection had an impact on the final piece with a vintage chasuble from the exhibition—the sleeveless robe worn by Catholic priests during mass—inspiring the intricate embroidery. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 9 May 2018 Pope Francis brought his own chasuble and miter from Argentina. Pamela Keogh, Vanities, 8 May 2018 Bolton also mentioned a chasuble designed by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for Saint John Paul II in 1997 and pieces by Rossella Jardini for Moschino, Christian Lacroix, Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gaultier, Schiaparelli, and the great Capucci. Luke Leitch, Vogue, 26 Feb. 2018 That chasuble is one of three quilts Mrs. Wilbekin would see put on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Kimberly Armstrong,, 20 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of chasuble

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chasuble

Middle English chesible, from Anglo-French chesible, chasuble, from Late Latin casubla hooded garment

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“Chasuble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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