Versicle meaning

vûr'sĭ-kəl
A short verse.
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A short sentence spoken or chanted by a priest and followed by a response from the congregation.
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A short verse or verse part, usually of a Psalm, used esp. in antiphonal prayer.
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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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Origin of versicle

  • Middle English from Latin versiculus diminutive of versus verse verse1
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition