- a devotion in memory of the Annunciation.
- Also called Angelus bell. the bell tolled in the morning, at noon, and in the evening to indicate the time when the Angelus is to be recited.
Origin of Angelus
1720–30; < Late Latin, from the first word of the service: Angelus(dominī nūntiāvit Mariae). See angel
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Examples from the Web for angelus
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When he reached the college the Angelus had long since rung.A Waif of the Plains
The Angelus had sounded, and the Sacristan wished to close the church.Great Artists, Vol 1.
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He took off his hat, and we said the Angelus in silence together.My New Curate
The moment the Angelus rings, darkness is supposed to have fallen.Carmen
"The Angelus," he said, standing and bowing his head in prayer.The Sequel
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- a series of prayers recited in the morning, at midday, and in the evening, commemorating the Annunciation and Incarnation
- the bell (Angelus bell) signalling these prayers
C17: Latin, from the phrase Angelus domini nuntiavit Mariae the angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary
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