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



BrE BrE//ˈiːvnsɒŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːvnsɔːŋ//
, NAmE//ˈiːvnsɑːŋ//
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the service of evening prayer in the Anglican Church compare matins, vespers Word Origin Old English ǣfensang, originally applied to the pre-Reformation service of vespers; from ǣfen and sang, both of Germanic origin.