vespers

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction, often capitalized 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

Origin and Etymology of vespers

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


VESPERS Defined for English Language Learners

vespers

noun

Definition of vespers for English Language Learners

  • : an evening prayer service in some Christian churches


VESPERS Defined for Kids

vespers

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

Definition of vespers for Students

:a late afternoon or evening church service

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