[ ee-vuh n-sawng, -song ]
/ ˈi vənˌsɔŋ, -ˌsɒŋ /


(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).


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Origin of evensong

before 1000; Middle English; Old English ǣfensang. See even2, song
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British Dictionary definitions for evensong

/ (ˈiːvənˌsɒŋ) /


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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