[ ee-vuhn-sawng, -song ]
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  1. (usually initial capital letter)Also called evening prayer. Anglican Church. a form of worship said or sung in the evening.

  2. Roman Catholic Church. vesper (def. 3c).

Origin of evensong

before 1000; Middle English; Old English ǣfensang.See even2, song

Words Nearby evensong

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How to use evensong in a sentence

  • He made an errand involving a long walk, and came back at an hour which left nothing but evensong between him and eight o'clock.

    Hilda | Sarah Jeanette Duncan
  • Michael's first High Mass was an emotional experience deeper even than that windy evensong.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
  • So by evensong, by adventure he came to a strong tower and an high, and there was he lodged gladly.

  • The journey to Kinfauns, and the various transactions which followed, had consumed the day, and it was now nearly evensong time.

    The Fair Maid of Perth | Sir Walter Scott
  • Walter remained at home (he was to take the regular Friday evensong) and went into the study by himself.

    Strange Stories | Grant Allen

British Dictionary definitions for evensong


/ (ˈiːvənˌsɒŋ) /

  1. Also called: Evening Prayer, vespers Church of England the daily evening service of Bible readings and prayers prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer

  2. archaic another name for vespers

  1. an archaic or poetic word for evening

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