What does versicle mean?

Definitions for versicleˈvɜr sɪ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. versicle(noun)

    a short verse said or sung by a priest or minister in public worship and followed by a response from the congregation


  1. versicle(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Versicle(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [L. versiculus, dim. of versus. See Verse.]


  1. Versicle

    A versicle is the first half of one of a set of preces, said or sung by an officiant or cantor and answered with a said or sung response by the congregation or choir. For example, in the following opening of the Anglican service of Evening Prayer according to the Book of Common Prayer, the first line is the versicle and the second is the response. In some liturgical books, the symbol "V" or "℣" is used.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of versicle in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of versicle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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