• IPA: /ˈlɪtəni/

litany (plural litanies)

  1. A ritual liturgical prayer in which a series of prayers recited by a leader are alternated with responses from the congregation.
  2. A prolonged or tedious list.
    • 1988, Prepared Foods (volume 157, issues 11-13, page 9)
      The litany of packaging innovations introduced to or popularized in the U.S. food market over the last generation seems endless: flexible aseptic packaging, barrier plastics, squeezables, lightweight glass, the retort pouch, […]
    • 2016 January 30, "America deserves more from presidential hopefuls ↗," The National (retrieved 31 January 2016):
      There are, to be sure, some differences in how the candidates propose addressing this litany of concerns.
Translations Translations
  • French: litanie
  • Portuguese: litania, ladainha
  • Russian: лита́ния
  • Spanish: letanía

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