Definition of vespers noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

vespers

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈvespəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvespərz//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the service of evening prayer in some Christian Churches compare evensong, matins Word Origin late 15th cent.: from Old French vespres ‘evensong’, from Latin vesperas (accusative plural), on the pattern of matutinas ‘matins’.
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