noun, often capitalized
even·​song | \ ˈē-vən-ˌsȯŋ How to pronounce evensong (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web At the Abbey's daily evensong, open to the public, a visitor sits right there as a boys' choir's voices fill the ancient space. Nancy Nathan, USA TODAY, "Princess Diana: Top spots to retrace her life in London," 25 Aug. 2017 A choral evensong concludes the day’s events at 4 p.m. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. Washington Post, "Religion events from around the Washington area," 14 July 2017 There are plenty of other things to see and experience as well at the San Francisco cathedral, from evensong services to labyrinth walks, yoga and jazz performances. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, "GeoQuiz Jan. 1: Take the quiz!," 1 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of evensong

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for evensong

Middle English, from Old English ǣfensang, from ǣfen evening + sang song

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“Evensong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evensong. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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