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sermonette

[ sur-muh-net ]
/ ˌsɜr məˈnɛt /
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noun
a brief sermon or homily: five-minute radio sermonettes.
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Origin of sermonette

First recorded in 1805–15; sermon + -ette
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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
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