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Definition of "vesperal" [ves•per•al]

  • A book containing the words and hymns to be used at vespers. (noun)
  • A covering used to protect an altar cloth between services. (noun)
  • Of or relating to vesper or vespers. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vesperal" in a sentence
  • "Crome calls me like the voice of vesperal bells, Haunts like a ghostly-peopled necropole."
  • "That evening our camp was pitched on a little stream where trout and deer each had the repute of normal habitat, but it grieveth me to say that neither the vesperal or matutinal board gave evidence of either."
  • "Prior to the composition of the current Paschal Vigil of St. John of Damascus [3] this day's vesperal Liturgy was the main Easter celebration, and the traditional time to receive converts is still after the Vesperal Divine Liturgy."
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