vespers

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction, often capitalized ves·pers \ˈves-pərz\

Definition of vespers

  1. 1 :  the sixth of the canonical hours that is said or sung in the late afternoon

  2. 2 :  a service of evening worship

Origin and Etymology of vespers

Anglo-French vespres, from Medieval Latin vesperae, from Latin, plural of vespera evening; akin to Latin vesper evening star


First Known Use: 1595


VESPERS Defined for English Language Learners

vespers

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction, often capitalized ves·pers \ˈves-pərz\

Definition of vespers for English Language Learners

  • : an evening prayer service in some Christian churches


VESPERS Defined for Kids

vespers

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noun plural , often cap ves·pers \ˈve-spərz\

Definition of vespers for Students

  1. :  a late afternoon or evening church service


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