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



    BrE BrE//ˈrəʊzəri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈroʊzəri//
    (pl. rosaries) Religious items
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  1. 1[countable] a string of beads that are used by some Roman Catholics for counting prayers as they say them See related entries: Religious items
  2. 2the Rosary [singular] the set of prayers said by Roman Catholics while counting rosary beads
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘rose garden’): from Latin rosarium ‘rose garden’, based on rosa ‘rose’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rosary