Word of the Day – Litany

By August 5, 2019Word of the Day

Litany (noun)

lit-a-nee

A series of petitions for use in church services or processions, usually recited by the clergy and responded to in a recurring formula by the people.

A tedious recital or repetitive series.

Middle English from Old French letanie, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek litaneia ‘prayer’, from litē ‘supplication’.

Example sentences

“She was mentioned with the litany of saints and prayers.”

“He just bombarded me with a litany of complaints!”

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