sermonette

noun

ser·​mon·​ette ˌsər-mə-ˈnet How to pronounce sermonette (audio)
: a short sermon

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In March 1969, Tom Smothers asked Mr. Steinberg to do another sermonette, although the network had banned the bit. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 20 Jan. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sermonette was in 1814

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“Sermonette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sermonette. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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