Angelus /ˈandʒ(ə)ləs/


I. noun

1. a Roman Catholic devotion commemorating the Incarnation of Jesus and including the Hail Mary, said at morning, noon, and sunset.
2. a ringing of church bells announcing the Angelus.

the bells in the tower above tolled the first Angelus.
– origin mid 17th cent.: from the Latin phrase Angelus domini ‘the angel of the Lord’, the opening words of the devotion.

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