versicle

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noun ver·si·cle \ˈvər-si-kəl\

Definition of versicle

  1. 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. 2 :  a little verse

Origin and Etymology of versicle

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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