[ him-nl ]

  1. Also called hymn·book [him-book]. /ˈhɪmˌbʊk/. a book of hymns for use in a religious service.

  1. of or relating to hymns.

Origin of hymnal

1535–45; (in def. 1) <Medieval Latin hymnāle, noun use of neuter of hymnālis (adj.); (in def. 2) <Medieval Latin hymnālis;see hymn, -al1, -al2

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How to use hymnal in a sentence

  • Even hymnal poetry was not devoid of this characteristic, and continued halting and rugged like Kaliri's.

  • Hymns of nearly all these men are in common use in many congregations, and some of their work has found a place in every hymnal.

    Unitarianism in America | George Willis Cooke
  • Perhaps he was holding the hymnal now and Miss Witherspoon was singing with him from the same book.

    The Shadow | Mary White Ovington

British Dictionary definitions for hymnal


/ (ˈhɪmnəl) /

  1. a book of hymns

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of hymns

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