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



BrE BrE//ˈvespəz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvespərz//
jump to other results
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’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vespers