from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. vesper; evening

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Vesper; evening.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to the evening or to vespers.
  • n. That part of the antiphonarium which contains the chants for vespers.


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  • Crome calls me like the voice of vesperal bells, Haunts like a ghostly-peopled necropole.

    Crome Yellow

  • 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.

    Recollections and reflections : an auto of half a century and more,

  • 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.

    Clerical Whispers

  • On Saturday morning, a vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great, is celebrated.

    Clerical Whispers


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