Cresselle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cresselle (Eccl) A wooden rattle sometimes used as a substitute for a bell, in the Roman Catholic church, during the latter part of Holy Week, or the last week of Lent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cresselle A wooden rattle once used in the Roman Catholic Church during Passion week instead of a bell.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. crécelle, rattle