Definition of Angelus in English:
1A Roman Catholic devotion commemorating the Incarnation of Jesus and including the Hail Mary, said at morning, noon, and sunset.
- The old bell system has been replaced by a new automatic system which rings for the angelus at noon and 6 pm and also for the various Mass times.
- It was the mid-morning angelus and the chanting could be heard echoing throughout the halls and vibrating the stiff walls as the slow cries to the Virgin were heard.
- I wonder what reaction an impromptu angelus in the other corner would evoke?
Mid 17th century: from the Latin phrase Angelus domini 'the angel of the Lord', the opening words of the devotion.
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