versicle

noun
ver·​si·​cle | \ˈvər-si-kəl \

Definition of versicle 

1 : a short verse or sentence (as from a psalm) said or sung by a leader in public worship and followed by a response from the people

2 : a little verse

First Known Use of versicle

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for versicle

Middle English, borrowed from Latin versiculus, from versus verse entry 1 + -culus, diminutive suffix

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