[ miz-uh-rair-ee, -reer-ee ]
/ ˌmɪz əˈrɛər i, -ˈrɪər i /


the 51st Psalm, or the 50th in the Douay Bible.
a musical setting for it.
(lowercase) a prayer or expression of appeal for mercy.
(lowercase) misericord(def 3).


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Origin of Miserere

From the Latin word miserēre literally, have pity (imperative), first word of the psalm
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British Dictionary definitions for miserere (1 of 2)

/ (ˌmɪzəˈrɛərɪ, -ˈrɪərɪ) /


another word for misericord (def. 1)

British Dictionary definitions for miserere (2 of 2)

/ (ˌmɪzəˈrɛərɪ, -ˈrɪərɪ) /


the 51st psalm, the Latin version of which begins "Miserere mei, Deus" ("Have mercy on me, O God")
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