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Meaning of ANGELUS

Pronunciation:  'anjilus, 'anjulus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a prayer said 3 times a day by Roman Catholics in memory of the Annunciation
  2. [n]  the sound of a bell rung in Roman Catholic churches to announce the time when the Angelus should be recited

ANGELUS is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: angelus bell
 See Also: bell, prayer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\An"ge*lus\, n. [L.] (R. C. Ch.)
   (a) A form of devotion in which three Ave Marias are
       repeated. It is said at morning, noon, and evening, at
       the sound of a bell.
   (b) The Angelus bell. --Shipley.

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