devotional

[ dih-voh-shuh-nl ]
/ dɪˈvoʊ ʃə nl /

adjective

characterized by devotion.
used in devotions: devotional prayers.

noun

Often devotionals. a short religious service.

Origin of devotional

First recorded in 1640–50; devotion + -al1
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devotional

/ (dɪˈvəʊʃənəl) /

adjective

relating to, characterized by, or conducive to devotion

noun

(often plural) a short religious or prayer service
Derived Formsdevotionality or devotionalness, noundevotionally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for devotional

devotional


adj.

1640s; see devotion + -al (1). The noun meaning "devotional composition" is recorded from 1650s.

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