Definition of Salve Regina in US English:

Salve Regina


  • A Roman Catholic hymn or prayer said or sung after compline, and after the Divine Office from Trinity Sunday to Advent.

    • ‘The plainchant Salve Regina is well known by those who pray the official prayer of the Catholic Church, The Liturgy of the Hours.’
    • ‘The Salve Regina is sung in the time between Trinity Sunday and the Feast of Christ the King.’


The opening words in Latin, ‘hail (holy) queen’.


Salve Regina

/ˌsalvā rəˈjēnə/