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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsɝplɪs/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɜːplɪs/
- Hyphenation: sur‧plice
surplice (plural surplices)
- A liturgical vestment of the Christian Church. It has the form of a tunic of white linen or cotton material, with wide or moderately wide sleeves, reaching to the hips or knees. It usually features lace decoration and may have embroidered bordures.