Part of speech: noun

A string of beads for counting prayers.

Part of speech: noun

A chaplet or garland.

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Usage examples "rosary":

  1. Joseph Winthrop, a simple man, direct and unafraid, guessed that he would die very much as another man would die, with his rosary in his hand. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. This rosary was said on their knees, half by the prior, half by all the monks. - "En Route", J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans.
  3. What made you think-" " The old woman was in the room above," I said, " waiting for her sons; and she begged me to look down here for a rosary she dropped. - "The Motor Maid", Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson.