Versicle Definition

vûrsĭ-kəl
noun
A short verse or verse part, usually of a Psalm, used esp. in antiphonal prayer.
Webster's New World
A short sentence spoken or chanted by a priest and followed by a response from the congregation.
American Heritage

In poetry, and songs, particularly hymns, one of a series of lines that are shorter than a standard line of verse.

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Other Word Forms of Versicle

Noun

Singular:
versicle
Plural:
versicles

Origin of Versicle

  • Middle English from Latin versiculus diminutive of versus verse verse1

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

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