Pronunciation: (lit'n-ē),[key] —n., —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 Litany,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.