[ sur-muh-net ]

  1. a brief sermon or homily: five-minute radio sermonettes.

Origin of sermonette

First recorded in 1805–15; sermon + -ette

Words Nearby sermonette Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sermonette in a sentence

  • Mrs. Fabian smiling at her husband, now said, Why not add a benediction to this little sermonette, dear?

    Polly and Her Friends Abroad | Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • As soon as my sermonette was over quite a number of friends crowded around me and showered congratulations on me.

  • Perhaps, if at once followed by questions upon the sermonette, it might thus become very useful.

    The Parish Clerk (1907) | Peter Hampson Ditchfield