Part of speech: noun

A prayer commemorating the Annunciation; also, a bell rung at morning, noon, and night, calling the faithful to recite it; commemorated in a famous painting by Millet, called The Angelus.

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Usage examples "angelus":

  1. " It is the Angelus," she said simply. - "The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner", Charles Dudley Warner.
  2. After the Angelus, you and him? - "The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories", Bret Harte.
  3. While The Bostonians were on their long hunt- not yet finished, I believe- for a successor to " Robin Hood," Mrs. Davis appeared in " The Maid of Plymouth," " In Mexico," or, " A War- time Wedding," " The Knickerbockers," " Prince Ananias," and " The Serenade," with its beautiful " Song of the Angelus." - "Famous Prima Donnas", Lewis Clinton Strang.