miserere

noun mi·se·re·re \ ˌmi-zə-ˈrir-ē , -ˈrer- ; ˌmē-zə-ˈrā-(ˌ)rā \

Definition of miserere

1 capitalized : the 50th Psalm in the Vulgate
3 : a vocal complaint or lament

Examples of miserere in a Sentence

  1. an essay that is essentially a long miserere about the decline of good manners in our society

Origin and Etymology of miserere

Middle English, from Latin, be merciful, from misereri to be merciful, from miser wretched; from the first word of the Psalm


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