Definition of Sicilian Vespers in US English:

Sicilian Vespers

proper noun

  • A massacre of French inhabitants of Sicily, which began near Palermo at the time of vespers on Easter Monday in 1282. The ensuing war resulted in the replacement of the unpopular French Angevin dynasty by the Spanish House of Aragon.


Sicilian Vespers

/səˈsilēən ˈvespərz/