versicle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English versicle, from Old French versicule, from Latin versiculus.

Noun[edit]

versicle (plural versicles)

  1. In poetry and songs, particularly hymns, one of a series of lines that are shorter than a standard line of verse.
  2. In liturgy, the verse said by the officiant.

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French versicule, from Latin versiculus; equivalent to vers +‎ -icle.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛrsikəl/, /ˈvɛrsiklə/

Noun[edit]

versicle (plural versicles)

  1. (rare) A short Biblical verse used as part of the liturgy.

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