Definition of Salve Regina in English:

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Salve Regina

Pronunciation: /ˌsalveɪ rəˈdʒiːnə/

noun

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.

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Salve Re¦gina

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