Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the evening or to the service of vespers.

Part of speech: noun

Evening worship.

Part of speech: noun

Venus when an evening star.

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Usage examples "vesper":

  1. The verses of the vesper psalms were now sung alternately, by the nuns above and by the congregation below. - "En Route", J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans.
  2. When William, after the injuries received by the plunging of his horse as it trod upon hot ashes, lay dying, the vesper bell of a neighbouring church aroused him from the stupor which had gathered round his sinking mind. - "Old Church Lore", William Andrews.
  3. Outside, the vesper bells ring, the fireworks explode in the square, and the fifes play marching up and down the streets with the tambourines. - "Letters from my Windmill", Alphonse Daudet.