Definition of evening prayer in English:

evening prayer

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(usually evening prayers)
  • 1A formal act of worship held in the evening: the master read evening prayers to the assembled family and servants the muezzin calling for the evening prayers
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    • Some of his ‘handlers’ took this as a command and duly murdered the Archbishop during his evening prayers in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170.
    • Recently, a visiting Indonesian friend's jeans were licked by our resident mutt, which necessitated a quick trip home for a change of clothes prior to evening prayers.
    • The sisters of Scholastica Convent gathered for evening prayers happy to be alive.
  • 1.1(In the Anglican Church) the service of evensong.
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    • Removal took place from the Presentation Convent, Galway to St. Joseph's Church for evening prayer and interment took place in Rahoon Cemetery following Requiem Mass on Saturday.
    • For a while I actually did jazz morning prayer or jazz evening prayer in a little church in New Haven.
    • Morning prayer is said every weekday morning, and evening prayer or evensong every night.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody