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English noun: litany

1. litany (communication) any long and tedious address or recital


SamplesThe patient recited a litany of complaints.
A litany of failures.


Broader (hypernym)address, speech

2. Litany (communication) a prayer consisting of a series of invocations by the priest with responses from the congregation


Instance hypernymprayer


Part meronymBook of Common Prayer









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