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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tenebrae \Ten"e*brae\, n. [L., pl., darkness.] (R. C. Ch.) The matins and lauds for the last three days of Holy Week, commemorating the sufferings and death of Christ, -- usually sung on the afternoon or evening of Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, instead of on the following days. [1913 Webster]