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tunicle Syllabification: tu·ni·cle
Pronunciation: /ˈt(y)o͞onək(ə)l/

Definition of tunicle in English:


A short liturgical vestment that is traditionally worn over the alb by a subdeacon at celebrations of the Mass.
Example sentences
  • Daniel showed us his newly purchased tunicle which also came with a stole and a couple of maniples.
  • On feast days, and other special days, the Lay Reader will also wear a tunicle over his or her alb.
  • There are two very fine black tunicles that are used by the clerk and crucifer on All Souls Day.


Late Middle English: from Old French tunicle or Latin tunicula, diminutive of tunica (see tunica).

Words that rhyme with tunicle

pumpernickel • vernicle

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