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- (usually initial capital letter) Also called evening prayer. Anglican Church. a form of worship said or sung in the evening.
- Roman Catholic Church. vesper(def 3c).
Origin of evensong
before 1000; Middle English; Old English ǣfensang.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Related Words for evensongchant
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Historical Examples of evensong
In a moment the evensong was hushed and the birds flew away.
I am now bound for the parish of Leigh, where I say evensong at five o'clock.'
The bell was chiming for the evensong, and Sir Philip passed in.
And so they went home and unarmed them, and so to evensong and supper.
The celebration of evensong partook of the solemnity of the celebration of high mass.
British Dictionary definitions for evensong
- Also called: Evening Prayer, vespers Church of England the daily evening service of Bible readings and prayers prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer
- archaic another name for vespers
- an archaic or poetic word for evening
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Word Origin and History for evensong
Old English æfensang; see even (n.) + song.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper