Definitions for versicleˈvɜr sɪ kəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ver•si•cleˈvɜr sɪ kəl(n.)
a little verse.
a short verse, usu. from the Psalms, said or sung by the officiant, after which the congregation recites a response.
Category: Prosody, Religion
Origin of versicle:
1350–1400; < L versiculus. See verse
a short verse said or sung by a priest or minister in public worship and followed by a response from the congregation
In poetry, and songs, particularly hymns, one of a series of lines that are shorter than a standard line of verse.
a little verse; especially, a short verse or text said or sung in public worship by the priest or minister, and followed by a response from the people