Meaning of “evensong” in the English Dictionary


"evensong" in English

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evensongnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈiː.vənˌsɒŋ/ us /ˈiː.vənˌsɑːŋ/

Examples from literature

  • Evensong had been sung with more than usual solemnity. 
  • Evensong had just concluded, the worshippers had dispersed, and the great square itself was silent and deserted, save for one or two hurrying pedestrians crossing it on their homeward way. 
  • That night, so far as possible, the chaplains gathered their men round them on the field, and many a homely evensong was held. 
  • The church bells were ringing for evensong, and a squad of Salvation Army lassies came singing down Waterloo Road. 
  • We cannot find them, and they have not been seen by anyone since evensong. 

(Definition of “evensong” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)