ves·pers | \ ˈve-spərz \

Definition of vespers 

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

2 : a service of evening worship

First Known Use of vespers

1595, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vespers

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

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vespers

noun

English Language Learners Definition of vespers

: an evening prayer service in some Christian churches

vespers

noun plural, often capitalized
ves·pers | \ ˈve-spərz \

Kids Definition of vespers

: a late afternoon or evening church service

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