“Adeste Fideles”

[ (ah-des-tay fi-day-lis) ]

The Latin version of “O Come, All Ye Faithful.”

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How to use “Adeste Fideles” in a sentence

  • It dates to 1740s Britain and of course was written originally in Latin (“Adeste Fideles”).

  • The women-folk began to clear their throats for the Adeste Fideles with which the festivity concluded.

    Mary Gray | Katharine Tynan
  • The Adeste Fideles had summoned few to worship, and the praise had sounded thin and hollow.

    When It Was Dark | Guy Thorne
  • "Adeste fideles, if you please," said S——, rather taken aback.

    Tom Cringle's Log | Michael Scott
  • She took a little book from her pocket and read to us a hymn,—'O come, all ye faithful,' the old 'Adeste Fideles.'

    Solomon | Constance Fenimore Woolson