versicle


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Versicle \Ver"si*cle\, n. [L. versiculus, dim. of versus. See
   Verse.]
   A little verse; especially, a short verse or text said or
   sung in public worship by the priest or minister, and
   followed by a response from the people.
   [1913 Webster]

         The psalms were in number fifteen, . . . being digested
         into versicles.                          --Strype.
   [1913 Webster] Versicolor
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