hymnal [him′nə rē]
pl. hymnaries [him′nəl]
[ME hymnale < ML < L hymnus]
a collection of religious hymns: also hymnbook or hymnary [him′nə rē] n. hymnaries
of hymns

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  • Hymnal — Hym nal, n. A collection of hymns; a hymn book. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hymnal — c.1500 (n.), imnale himnale, from M.L. hymnale, from ymnus, from L. hymnus (see HYMN (Cf. hymn)). As an adjective, attested from 1640s …   Etymology dictionary

  • hymnal — ► NOUN ▪ a book of hymns. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to hymns …   English terms dictionary

  • hymnal — UK [ˈhɪmnəl] / US noun [countable] Word forms hymnal : singular hymnal plural hymnals a hymn book …   English dictionary

  • hymnal — [[t]hɪ̱mn(ə)l[/t]] hymnals N COUNT A hymnal is a book of hymns. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • Hymnal, The —    As the Church has a book for her Common Prayer, so also she has a book for her Common Praise, and this is known as THE HYMNAL. The Hymnal as it now stands was set forth by the action of the General Convention of 1892, and is the outgrowth of… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • hymnal — noun Etymology: Middle English hymnale, from Medieval Latin, from Latin hymnus Date: 15th century a collection of church hymns …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hymnal — /him nl/, n. 1. Also called hymnbook /him book /. a book of hymns for use in a religious service. adj. 2. of or pertaining to hymns. [1535 45; (in def. 1) < ML hymnale, n. use of neut. of hymnalis (adj.); (in def. 2) < ML hymnalis; see HYMN, AL1 …   Universalium

  • hymnal — 1. noun A collection of hymns; a hymn book. See Also: hymn, hymnody, hymnodist, hymnology, hymnbook, hymnally 2 …   Wiktionary

  • hymnal — Synonyms and related words: alto, arrangement, baritone, bass, bravura, choral, choric, coloratura, copy, draft, dramatic, edition, falsetto, heroic, hymnbook, instrumental score, libretto, liturgical, lute tablature, lyric, music, music paper,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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