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sermonette

[sur-muh-net] /ˌsɜr məˈnɛt/
noun
1.
a brief sermon or homily:
five-minute radio sermonettes.
Origin of sermonette
1805-1815
1805-15; sermon + -ette
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  • As soon as my sermonette was over quite a number of friends crowded around me and showered congratulations on me.

  • Perhaps, if at once followed by questions upon the sermonette, it might thus become very useful.

    The Parish Clerk (1907) Peter Hampson Ditchfield
Word Origin and History for sermonette
n.

1814, diminutive from sermon + -ette. Poe used sermonoid (1849); sermuncle (1886) also has been tried. English writers have turned to the Italian double diminutive sermonettino (1818) to describe notably trifling efforts.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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