Meaning of litany

lit•a•ny

Pronunciation: (lit'n-ē), [key]
— pl. -nies.
  1. a ceremonial or liturgical form of prayer consisting of a series of invocations or supplications with responses that are the same for a number in succession.
  2. the supplication in this form in the Book of Common Prayer.
  3. a recitation or recital that resembles a litany.
  4. a prolonged or tedious account: We heard the whole litany of their complaints.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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