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versicle

[vur-si-kuh l] /ˈvɜr sɪ kəl/
noun
1.
a little verse.
2.
Ecclesiastical. a short verse, usually from the Psalms, said or sung by the officiant, after which the congregation recites a response.
Compare response (def 3a).
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin versiculus. See verse, -i-, -cle1
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versicle

/ˈvɜːsɪkəl/
noun
1.
a short verse
2.
a short sentence recited or sung by the minister at a liturgical ceremony and responded to by the choir or congregation
Word Origin
C14: from Latin versiculus a little line, from versusverse
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