mi·​se·​re·​re | \ ˌmi-zə-ˈrir-ē How to pronounce miserere (audio) , -ˈrer-; ˌmē-zə-ˈrā-(ˌ)rā How to pronounce miserere (audio) \

Definition of miserere

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

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Examples of miserere in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of miserere

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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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The first known use of miserere was in the 13th century

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“Miserere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miserere. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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