A short liturgical vestment which is traditionally worn over the alb by a subdeacon at celebrations of the Mass.
More example sentences
- 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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- The US English dictionary