Miserere Definition

mĭzə-rârē, -rîrē
The 51st Psalm, beginning, “Have mercy upon me, O God”
Webster's New World
A musical setting for this.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
A prayer for mercy.

An expression of lamentation or complaint.


Origin of Miserere

  • Latin miserēre have mercy, the first word of the psalm imperative sing. of miserērī to feel pity from miser wretched

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin miserÄ“re (“have pity"), first word of the 51st Psalm.

    From Wiktionary

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