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terce

Syllabification: terce
Pronunciation: /tərs
 
/

Definition of terce in English:

noun

A service forming part of the Divine Office of the Western Christian Church, traditionally said (or chanted) at the third hour of the day (i.e., 9 a.m.).
Example sentences
  • The Order of Service for Noonday may be used (with appropriate choices from the options for lessons and collects) for terce, sext, or none.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin tertia, feminine of tertius 'third'. Compare with tierce.

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