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versicle

[ vur-si-kuhl ]
/ ˈvɜr sɪ kəl /
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noun

a little verse.
Ecclesiastical. a short verse, usually from the Psalms, said or sung by the officiant, after which the congregation recites a response.Compare response (def. 3a).

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Origin of versicle

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Latin word versiculus.See verse, -i-, -cle1
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British Dictionary definitions for versicle

versicle
/ (ˈvɜːsɪkəl) /

noun

a short verse
a short sentence recited or sung by the minister at a liturgical ceremony and responded to by the choir or congregation

Word Origin for versicle

C14: from Latin versiculus a little line, from versus verse
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