Definition of evensong in English:


Line breaks: even|song
Pronunciation: /ˈiːv(ə)nsɒŋ


  • (In the Christian Church) a service of evening prayers, psalms, and canticles, conducted according to a set form, especially that of the Anglican Church: choral evensong
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    • At St Anne's in neighbouring Strathfield he responded to Anglican ‘matins and evensong, the canticles, the psalms, the hymns, the Bible readings’, and became a choirboy.
    • Morning prayer is said every weekday morning, and evening prayer or evensong every night.
    • Morning prayer, known as matins, and evening prayer, known as vespers or evensong, are most common.


Old English ǣfensang, originally applied to the pre-Reformation service of vespers (see even2, song).

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