Definition of rosary in English:
noun (plural rosaries)
1(In the Roman Catholic Church) a form of devotion in which five (or fifteen) decades of Hail Marys are repeated, each decade preceded by an Our Father and followed by a Glory Be: the congregation said the rosary
More example sentences
- Isabella felt so blessed by God that she offered two novenas, three rosaries and gave more donations to the order she was part of.
- Feasts of the village patron saint are celebrated, the rosary said every evening and funeral rites arranged and paid for when necessary.
- The mission began each morning with a Mass at five o'clock, followed by a second at nine-thirty and rosary in the evenings at seven with instruction.
1.1A string of beads for keeping count in a rosary or in the devotions of some other religions.
- One man was holding a long string of rosary beads in his trembling hands.
- She had her rosary beads, and was praying to St. Catherine.
- Her head was bowed, lips moving silently as she clutched her rosary beads.
late Middle English (in the sense 'rose garden'): from Latin rosarium 'rose garden', based on rosa 'rose'.
Words that rhyme with rosarycauserie
Definition of rosary in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia