Definition of Salve Regina in English:

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Salve Regina

Pronunciation: /ˌsalveɪ rəˈdʒiːnə/


A Roman Catholic hymn or prayer said or sung after compline, and after the Divine Office from Trinity Sunday to Advent.
Example sentences
  • The plainchant Salve Regina is well known by those who pray the official prayer of the Catholic Church, The Liturgy of the Hours.
  • The Salve Regina is sung in the time between Trinity Sunday and the Feast of Christ the King.


The opening words in Latin, 'hail (holy) queen'.

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