Definitions for: Angelus


[n] a prayer said 3 times a day by Roman Catholics in memory of the Annunciation
[n] the sound of a bell rung in Roman Catholic churches to announce the time when the Angelus should be recited



Webster (1913) Definition: An"ge*lus, n. [L.] (R. C. Ch.)
(a) A form of devotion in which three Ave Marias are
repeated. It is said at morning, noon, and evening, at
the sound of a bell.
(b) The Angelus bell. --Shipley.

Synonyms: angelus bell

See Also: bell, prayer

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