While the carriages were driving up and down, the vesper bell tolled from the cathedral.
Ah, that is the vesper bell, as they call it—the unclean beasts that they are!
Just as Barbara entered the castle the vesper bell rang, and Quijada paused with bared head, his companions with clasped hands.
From the cathedral tower the vesper bell was beginning to sound.
When the vesper bell rang she would say, "Remember, that is the signal for our evening worship."
As I thought of the convent it suddenly seemed so near that I could almost hear its vesper bell, and that comforted me.
It's Whitsun Eve, and nobody has rung the vesper bell—that's very strange.
It had even an indefinable tone of sadness, as if he had incorporated into it the sound of the vesper bell.
The heart may freely dedicate itself to God without the call of matin or of vesper bell.
He is turning over some pithy expedients, when the vesper bell cuts short his meditations.
late 14c., "the evening star," from Old French vespre, from Latin vesper (masc.), vespera (fem.) "evening star, evening, west," related to Greek hesperos, and ultimately from PIE *wespero- (cf. Old Church Slavonic večeru, Lithuanian vakaras, Welsh ucher, Old Irish fescor "evening"), from root *we- "down" (cf. Sanskrit avah "down, downward"). Meaning "evening" is attested from c.1600.
Vespers "sixth canonical hour" is attested from 1610s, from plural of Latin vespera "evening;" the native name was evensong (Old English æfen-sang).