Definition of tunicle in English:


Line breaks: tu|nicle
Pronunciation: /ˈtjuːnɪk(ə)l


  • A short liturgical vestment which is traditionally worn over the alb by a subdeacon at celebrations of the Mass.
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    • 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).

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