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.

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

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

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

  • hymnal — hym|nal [ hımnəl ] noun count a HYMN BOOK …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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